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DfE seeks to recover £300k from Bright Tribe

The Department for Education could recover more than £300,000 in funding from a troubled academy chain, according to reports.

The government is said to be trying to get back up to £321,775 from the Bright Tribe academy trust because it does not have proof that money was spent on its intended purpose.

A DfE spokeswoman said: “Where funding is allocated to an academy trust for a specific reason, we expect it to be used for that. We are now recovering funding from the Bright Tribe trust.”

https://www.tes.com/news/dfe-seeks-recover-ps300k-bright-tribe

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Copland School Six must pay back ‘swindled’ money to Brent Council

A former head teacher, who arranged to pay himself a whopping £400,000 in one year, and former colleagues face paying back thousands of pounds they received unlawfully as part of a school bonuses scandal.

Alan Davies, the former Head teacher of Copland Community School in Wembley, alongside former Deputy Head, Dr Richard Evans, former HR Manager Michele McKenzie and former School Bursar Columbus Udokoro were found to have benefitted from the “vast sums” they received in illicit bonuses over several years before Mr Davies was suspended in May 2009.

Full story https://wembleymatters.blogspot.com/2018/08/copland-school-six-must-pay-back.html

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Charter schools are draining California’s education funding

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The Realistic Possibility of a Labour Government led by Jeremy Corbyn Means We Could Get Rid of Academies for Good

Posted with the permission of Professor Richard Hatcher.

Some serious and searching questions about how we can and must put an end to academisation and build a National Education Service that will meet the needs of all our children.

First published in the journal Forum

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