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MPs’ stern warning over ‘incoherent’ system and costly, ‘risky’ academisation

A report by the parliamentary public accounts committee into the government’s record on converting schools into academies found the Department for Education “did not pay enough attention” to ensuring its scrutiny of applicants was sufficiently rigorous. Although the government is … Continue reading

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21 schools have had their Academy Orders revoked

Following a question in Parliament The government published a list of 21 schools that have had their academies orders revoked. This is the list:                                 … Continue reading

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Names of 53 academy trusts being quizzed on high pay

The DfE has given 53 academy trusts two weeks to justify paying high salaries last year. The Education and Skills Funding Agency today published letters it this week sent to the trusts. It told them they were “one of a very … Continue reading

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Directors of Children’s Services demand LAs be allowed to take over failing academies

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has released a report asking the government to let local authorities take over failing academies. The group, who represent the local authority leaders responsible for schools in their areas, are concerned that lack … Continue reading

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81 pupils ‘removed’ from academy linked to minister

More than 80 pupils have left the roll of an academy in the eight months since it was taken over by an academy trust founded by the academies minister, Lord Theodore Agnew. Great Yarmouth High School, which was put into … Continue reading

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