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Tory call to let investors make money from free schools

Private investors should be able to make money by helping to pay the start-up costs of new free schools, according to a Conservative MP who founded a free school. The recommendation is made in a report about the future of … Continue reading

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Academy use of unqualified teachers ‘widens inequality’

Academies have been accused of widening class-based inequality after new research found that those serving poorer pupils employed more unqualified teachers. Previous research has found that academies, which have more freedom to employ unqualified teachers, are more likely to use those … Continue reading

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The Gove gang are back in business

Gavin Williamson may be the new education secretary, but Boris’s No 10 looks to be the new centre of schools-policy gravity. Much was made last month about the appointment of Gavin Williamson as education secretary. A relative unknown in the world … Continue reading

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Tally of £150,000 school academy bosses jumps by 20%

New concerns have been raised over the pay handed to academy school bosses after it emerged that almost 1,000 academy trusts paid a six-figure salary to at least one staff member last year. A total of 988 trusts, the not-for-profit … Continue reading

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More trusts in deficit, plus 4 more academy sector accounts findings

The DfE has published its annual accounts for spending in the academies sector during the 2017-18 year. The previous report was published in November last year, but the government had promised to make publication of the report more timely. Here’s … Continue reading

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