Northamptonshire teachers to strike against Academy takeover

Teachers at a Northamptonshire school will be going on strike for two days next week over the controversial plan to turn it into an academy.

National Education Union (NEU) members at Sywell CEVA (Church of England Voluntary Aided) Primary School will refuse to work next Tuesday and Thursday because of the proposed takeover by Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET).

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/education/northamptonshire-school-teachers-set-strike-two-days-over-controversial-academy-trust-takeover-3107233?s=09

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Academy sought to block LA probing safeguarding retains Ofsted ‘outstanding’

https://www.educationuncovered.co.uk/news/149151/academy-which-allegedly-sought-to-block-local-authority-from-fully-probing-its-safeguarding-processes-retains-ofsted-outstanding-rating.thtml?s=09

New: Academy which allegedly sought to block local authority from fully probing its safeguarding processes retains Ofsted “outstanding” rating.

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Under-fire Washwood Heath Academy boss on £180k per year – £30k more than Boris Johnson – Birmingham Live

Bev Mabey has been earning sky-high salary but Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust now facing £814,000 shortfall

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/under-fire-washwood-heath-academyboss-19651048

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Ministers urged to rule on governance board conflict issues

‘There are also broader concerns over academy “oligarchs” who hold multiple governance roles.’

The fact that the word ‘oligarchs’ can be used accurately in the world of education shows the depths that have been reached.

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/ministers-urged-to-rule-on-governance-board-conflict-issue-as-trustees-resign-in-protest/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&s=09

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Craig Tunstall: Council seeking £500k from ex-superhead

A council is attempting to recover damages of potentially £500,000 from former superhead Sir Craig Tunstall, who is alleged to have received unauthorised payments, court papers reveal.

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/council-seeking-500000-back-from-ex-superhead-sir-craig-tunstall-over-unauthorised-payments/amp/

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