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Ofsted signals changes to academy trust inspections

Academy bosses will get a seat at the table with Ofsted inspectors as the watchdog moves forward on plans to beef up its inspection of trusts. The watchdog has completed a series of trials visiting a “small number” of trusts … Continue reading

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Search for sponsors as troubled chain gives up its last schools

The search is on for sponsors to take on six schools which are set to leave a troubled academy chain. Bright Tribe announced today that its last six schools are to rebrokered. Regional schools commissioners will now find sponsors to … Continue reading

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Hinds: Labour academies plan is ‘reckless’

Damian Hinds has criticised Labour’s plans to put a halt to the academies programme, labelling them as “reckless”. The education secretary said returning academies and free schools to local authority oversight would “turn the clock back on the successful education … Continue reading

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National Education Service – with Melissa Benn and Diane Reay

A not to be missed, very exciting public event that will focus on the National Education Service and feature Diane Reay (see below) (https://www.theguardian.com/…/english-class-system-shaped-i…) and Melissa Benn who has a new book called “Life Lessons: the Case for a National … Continue reading

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Angela Rayner and the end of the Academies Programme

Rayner ends the academies programme but her ‘new regulatory framework’ excludes the role of local authorities in enabling democratic participation in a local progressive vision for school education   Richard Hatcher   Angela Rayner’s conference speech [1] focused on academies … Continue reading

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