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Academy Trust chosen behind closed doors

THE DECISION to pair up a failing school with an academy trust has been made behind closed doors. Waltham Holy Cross school will be run by the Net Academies Trust (NETAT), an email from regional schools commissioner Sue Baldwin to … Continue reading

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Accountability shake-up means end of forced academisation for poor results

Poor results will no longer lead to schools being forced to become academies, under a major overhaul of the accountability system outlined by the DfE. Education secretary Damian Hinds will today promise headteachers more clarity about how it will hold … Continue reading

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A fifth of UTCs inspected by Ofsted are now in special measures

Almost a fifth of university technical colleges that have been inspected are now in special measures after a UTC that offers “too narrow” a curriculum was declared “inadequate”. Today’s Ofsted report for Medway UTC, in Kent, means that five of … Continue reading

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Cambridge Public Meeting

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Event: Campaigning against academisation – how to turn the tide

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1 – 5pm The Wesley Euston Hotel & Conference Venue, 81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ Click here to register Resistance against academisation has never gone away, but recent months have seen a sharp increase across … Continue reading

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