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£7m of ‘questionable’ related party transactions in Academies

Slater insisted the government is cracking down on related party transactions in academy trusts. Using 2016/17 accounts, he said the DfE investigated 108 cases of related party transactions and found 59 were “wanting”. These questionable transactions amounted to £7 million … Continue reading

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Ofsted praises school with silent corridors and high exclusion rate

Inspectors have praised a school which uses silent corridors and excludes a “relatively high” number of pupils, labelling its behaviour policies as “outstanding”. In a move likely to spark further division between supporters and critics of no-excuses behaviour policies, Ofsted … Continue reading

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Only One in three academy trusts reviews pay after government warning

More than a third of academy trusts targeted by the government over CEO pay have chosen to review their policies or commit to future salary cuts for bosses. Jonathan Slater, the DfE’s permanent secretary, confirmed today that of 213 trusts … Continue reading

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Education spending falls by more than £7 billion since the Tories came to power

Education spending has fallen by more than £7 billion since the Tories came to power. The Mirror has exposed how parents across the country are being sent begging letters to help cover the cost of paper, pens and even toilet … Continue reading

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Hinds to face education committee grilling over academy accountability and exclusions

Damian Hinds has been summoned to appear in front of MPs to answer questions about academy trust accountability, exclusions and the state of careers advice. The education secretary will be grilled by the powerful parliamentary education committee on Wednesday next … Continue reading

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