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DfE didn’t look into failed UTC’s finances

The government chose not to investigate when auditors were unable to properly scrutinise the finances of a failed university technical college. Accounts for the Greater Manchester UTC for 2016-17, published last month after missing the deadline by more than a … Continue reading

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If ministers really want to trust teachers it’s time to ditch the number fairies

Michael Rosen Do you think it is now possible to produce statistics on schools that not only ignore what teachers, headteachers and parents have to say about the children, but don’t even have to be attached to real pupils? Can … Continue reading

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Skint schools ‘losing out to academy chiefs’ salaries and smart cars’

Academy chains are wasting money on high executive salaries, smart cars, and branding at a time when teachers are being denied pay rises, a union conference has heard. Delegates at the NASUWT teaching union’s annual conference today passed a motion supporting campaigning to ensure education funding … Continue reading

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Teachers face going unpaid over summer holidays as five trusts plan notice-period change

Up to five academy trusts are at loggerheads with unions over their plans to shake up teachers’ pay and conditions – which could see staff go unpaid during the summer holidays, Schools Week understands. It has also been revealed that … Continue reading

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Parents call for resignation of school academy trust CEO in row over redundancy of headteacher

Parents protesting against a controversial decision to make a headteacher redundant are calling on the school academy trust’s CEO to resign. Members of the Swinford Parents and Carers Group are campaigning for Edy O’Connor, former head of Swinford C of … Continue reading

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