Covid blamed for Falcon trust’s expansion delays

The language and priorities of business should have no part in any plan to ensure that our schools are properly supported.

Children get one chance. And too many of them are being short-changed.

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/falcon-trust-takes-financial-hit-as-covid-scuppers-expansion/

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/falcon-trust-takes-financial-hit-as-covid-scuppers-expansion/

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Vicky Beer says trust ‘ready and able’ to take over ‘orphan’ Hanson school

10 years in ‘limbo’ – the result of an Ofsted ‘judgement’, the ‘cherry-picking’ practice that should have no place in a local and democratic education system and the failure of those driving academisation.

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/rsc-hopeful-of-finally-finding-trust-to-take-on-orphan-school-in-limbo-for-ten-years/

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NASUWT conference Regulate “excessive” MAT leader pay, say teachers| Tes

One academy paid £403,000 to cover the MAT’s ‘central costs’ – but could have received the same package of service for around £40,000 from the local authority.

For the few, not the many.

https://www.tes.com/news/regulate-excessive-mat-leader-pay-say-teachers

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Plymouth academy trust outsources staff and services

A multi-academy trust is set to outsource most of its central staff and services, with experts saying the move suggests business skills gaps in education.

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/plymouth-academy-trust-outsources-staff-and-services/

Contract documents seen by Schools Week show that the Plymouth-based Transforming Futures Trust (TFT) signed a £1 million deal this week after putting its “central services and operational support” out to tender.

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Teaching union hits out at academy bosses’ ‘eye-watering’ pay

Academy trust bosses in England are being paid “eye-watering” salaries that are “verging on criminality”, according to the incoming president of one of the country’s leading teaching unions.

Phil Kemp, the new national president of the NASUWT, will accuse some academy leaders of taking advantage of the increasing deregulation of the education system to pay themselves excessive sums of money from the public purse.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/apr/02/teaching-union-nasuwt-hits-out-academy-bosses-eye-watering-pay?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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