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What does a ‘locally democratically accountable’ school system mean?

Professor Richard Hatcher, BCU We need to open up a discussion about what local democratic accountability means. The fundamental principle should be that every citizen has a stake in, and therefore should have a voice in, their local school system … Continue reading

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Increase in academy trusts in deficit

he number of academy trusts that ran a deficit has increased, with a total shortfall between them of £65 million, new Department for Education accounts reveal. There were 185 single or multi-academy trusts in deficit in the 2016-17 – up from 167 a … Continue reading

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The academy trusts whose GCSE students keep disappearing

ome of England’s most influential academy chains are facing fresh questions over the number of children disappearing from their classrooms in the run-up to GCSEs, following a new statistical analysis of official figures. The same four academy chains have the … Continue reading

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Firm behind first for-profit free school is still losing money

The private company behind the country’s first for-profit free school has made a loss for the third year in a row, documents reveal. Accounts for the year to June 30, show IES International English Schools UK, which runs IES Breckland … Continue reading

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How to stop your school becoming an academy

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