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Academy fat cats’ 23% pay rise short-changes us all

The humongous pay packages enjoyed by some of our state school leaders may have crept up on us over the past 15 years, in the same way that academy autonomy quietly fell away with the advent of the multi-academy trust (MAT). … Continue reading

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Northamptonshire academy trust defends ‘explicitly homophobic’ sex education policy

A Northamptonshire academy trust has defended accusations that a sex education policy it created is ‘explicity homophobic’. The East Midlands Academy Trust says in its policy that promotion of homosexuality and bisexuality ‘will not be permitted’ and links the spread … Continue reading

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The ‘deeply challenging’ fall-out from academisation

As the council leader of one the largest cities in the North of England Judith Blake is in a position of power and responsibility. She is also a leading voice on education nationally for town halls through the Local Government … Continue reading

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John Lewis salesman lied his way to £1m job running schools

A businessman tricked the government into believing he was qualified to run state schools, cost the taxpayer almost a million pounds and damaged the education of thousands of children, a tribunal has revealed. Johnson Kane, 67, claimed to have been … Continue reading

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Children In Care Repeatedly Rejected By Academies As Admissions ‘Scandal’ Grows

Children in care are increasingly being turned away by academies, a freedom of information investigation has revealed. Ministers have been asked to intervene 72 times over the last three years to use their power to force academies to accept looked … Continue reading

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