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Wakefield City Academies Trust spent £1m sacking staff

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The failed Wakefield City Academies Trust spent more than £1m of public money to sack staff before announcing it was due to close, accounts show.

Documents reveal the trust made redundancy payments worth £454,000 and severance payments worth £640,000.

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Named: The 92 academy trusts with multiple staff on £100k+

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Ninety-two academy trusts with multiple staff on £100,000 to £150,000 a year have been named by the government.

Data obtained exclusively by Schools Week shows the majority of trusts with multiple employees on this kind of salary are small. In fact, of the 92 trusts named today, 56 have fewer than 10 schools, and 11 have just one each.

However, the list also includes 19 trusts with 20 or more schools on their rosters. These include some of England’s largest academy chains, such as the Academies Enterprise Trust, Reach2, United Learning, Oasis, Delta, TKAT, Harris and Ark.

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Event: Campaigning against academisation – how to turn the tide

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1 – 5pm

The Wesley Euston Hotel & Conference Venue, 81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ

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Resistance against academisation has never gone away, but recent months have seen a sharp increase across the country in the number of strikes and campaigns against academisation and a renewed mood to bring all schools that have converted back under local democratic control.

With the idea of a National Education Service under a future Labour government, the issue of academisation must take centre stage.

We face an entrenched ‘education ruling class’ who have power and control over vast swathes of the education system. It will take a huge social movement of staff, parents and students to shift them.

This event, with speakers and workshops, will focus on why we must resist academisation and how we do that. There will be speakers from campaigns against academisation and from leading figures in education and the opportunity, through workshops, to share ideas and strategies.

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Avenue Parents – press release from Leigh Day about judicial review to challenge academisation

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