E-ACT primary school has SATs results cancelled for reading and maths

Year 6 pupils at a primary academy in Birmingham run by the chain E-ACT will not receive scores for their reading and maths SATs, after the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) found “doubt over the accuracy or correctness” of the results.

The STA has been examining how the tests were managed at Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy since July 9, and has now concluded that no scores will be handed out for reading or maths this year.

E-ACT primary school has SATs results cancelled for reading and maths

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Life Lessons – The Case for a National Education Service

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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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