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What is Labour’s academies policy?

What is the Labour Party’s policy on academies? With continuing political instability in Westminster prompting speculation about an early general election, the question is more than a matter of academic interest. As the party launches its latest consultation on plans for a National … Continue reading

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Should Regional School Commisioners have a ‘cooling off’ period before taking new jobs?

Regional school commissioners should have a “cooling-off period” before joining academy trusts to avoid any conflict of interests between the roles, says a former government adviser. It was announced on Monday that Lisa Mannall will be the fifth RSC to … Continue reading

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Academy ‘loses’ 194 special needs pupils

A chain of academies is facing an investigation after the number of pupils with special educational needs at one of its schools fell by 194 in a year. The Department for Education said it was “concerned” after an analysis by … Continue reading

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Where have the pupils in mainstream schools with education, health and care plans gone?

Last month I published a blogpost about Progress 8 scores for pupils with special educational needs met by a statement or education, health and care plan (EHCP). A throwaway remark that “over half of pupils with SEN met by a … Continue reading

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Revealed: “exceptional” £150k-plus salaries are nearly ubiquitous for leaders of England’s 20 largest academy trusts

Revealed: “exceptional” £150k-plus salaries are nearly ubiquitious among the leaders of England’s 20 largest academy chains. My new analysis of their 2017-18 accounts shows average top pay of CEOs at 20 largest chains was £203.5k. Article Author Warwick Mansell https://www.educationuncovered.co.uk/news/139076/revealed-exceptional-150kplus-salaries-are-nearly-ubiquitous-for-leaders-of-englands-20-largest-academy-trusts-.thtml

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