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Parents say they have been ignored over crisis-hit school’s academy plan

Parents have protested about their crisis-hit Birmingham school – claiming they are having to buy stationery for their own children. Springfield Primary School in Sparkhill has been in special measures since 2015. Its teachers have been staging strikes for a … Continue reading

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Doomed Schools Company Trust ‘double-counted’ GCSEs

A failed multi-academy trust that runs schools for vulnerable excluded pupils reported inflated GCSE results after double-counting some qualifications, it has been revealed. Accounts of the Schools Company Trust, which will walk away from its three pupil referral units in … Continue reading

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Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools

Councils are best when it comes to boosting the inspection grades of inadequate schools, analysis of official figures suggests. Researchers looked at how much schools rated inadequate by Ofsted in 2013 had improved by the end of 2017. Those schools … Continue reading

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Newham Council motion on Academies

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The school with 300 holes in the roof

A West Midlands head teacher says he is “extremely angry” that budget shortages have led to the cutting of 14 staff – in a school with 300 holes in the roof. James Ludlow, head of the King’s Church of England … Continue reading

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