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Academy trust closes schools early for Christmas

An academy trust said it is closing schools to protect families from self-isolation at Christmas.BBC News – Family & EducationRead More

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Academy Trust where staff approved their own expenses

‘An investigation into a multi-academy trust has uncovered a raft of financial failings including “questionable transactions”, a “weak” expenses policy and a possible conflict of interest.’ Just another day in academy-land then. https://www.tes.com/news/named-academy-trust-where-staff-approved-own-expenses?amp=&__twitter_impression=true&s=09

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Academy trust boss accused of conflict of interests

A Birmingham academy boss has been accused of a conflict of interest after signing off her own son’s mileage expenses. And Bev Mabey, chief executive of Washwood Heath Multi-Academy Trust, has also faced questions over a relationship with a private … Continue reading

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£73k theft at academy not spotted for 8 months

The EFSA said weak internal controls led to the theft. The fact that no one noticed anything amiss for eight months put it in breach of the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH), which requires academy trusts to be aware of the … Continue reading

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We should have protected whistleblowers says DfE

The Department for Education has admitted it should have redacted the names of whistleblowers who gave evidence as part of an investigation into cheating at an academy trust. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/we-should-have-protected-whistleblowers-says-dfe/?s=09

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