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Don’t let this government and their fat cat cronies destroy our education system

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Time to say goodbye

Final article by Janet Downs on the Local Schools Network. Janet has done amazing work exposing the realities of the academy work for years. She will be missed. Thank you Janet. https://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2020/03/time-to-say-goodbye

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Theft and fraud revealed in academy trusts’ accounts

Dozens of instances of financial weaknesses including fraud, theft and a lack of independent oversight have been found in academy trusts scrutinised by auditors. The cases are highlighted in findings published today by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The findings set … Continue reading

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Why do Labour politicians dislike academies so much?

Over the past few weeks, all three candidates for the Labour Party leadership have written in Tes, outlining their ambitions for the English education system.  What is remarkable is that all three adopt an anti-academy position. https://www.tes.com/news/why-do-labour-politicians-dislike-academies-so-much

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Named: The 61 academy trusts that broke financial rule

More than 60 academy trusts missed an official deadline to file their latest financial statements, figures obtained by Tes reveal. This comes more than two years after the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) announced it was taking a “firmer stance” on academy trusts that submit their financial information late. https://www.tes.com/news/named-61-academy-trusts-broke-financial-rule

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