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De-Souza confirmed as Children’s Commissioner despite concerns

Dame Rachel de Souza will become the next children’s commissioner for England from next year after MPs narrowly approved her appointment. Gavin Williamson has confirmed the academy trust boss will take up the role next year after the Parliamentary education … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal throws out Durand land compensation claim

A case that shines a light on the dark, unaccountable and undemocratic inner-world of academisation. ‘Despite the company making £8.3 million in profit between 2010 and 2018, less than £1 million “accrued for the benefit” of the school.’ https://schoolsweek.co.uk/court-of-appeal-throws-out-durands-compensation-claim-for-leisure-centre-land/

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The businessman taking control of England’s schools

Some of Britain’s richest men have deployed their wealth, power and influence to push Brexit, shrink the state and take education out of public hands. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/shine-a-light/revealed-the-brexit-backing-businessmen-taking-control-of-englands-schools/?s=09

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Academy leader on nearly twice prime minister’s salary

An academy trust has been paying its top earner a salary of up to £300,000 with pay rises of up to £10,000 for each of past two years, new accounts show. The highest earner at Thomas Telford School in Telford, … Continue reading

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Dame Rachel de Souza set to be next children’s commissioner

Children’s Commissioner? Clearly the off-rolling at the Inspiration Trust (Agnew’s alma mater) has done her no harm. The DfE plumbing new depths. https://www.tes.com/news/rachel-de-souza-be-next-childrens-commissioner

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