REAch2, the largest primary-only academy trust, has received a minded to terminate letter re Sprites Primary Academy, Ipswich, following an inadequate judgement in October, the academy’s second consecutive inadequate grading.  The predecessor school required improvement.No... Read more

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The Education and Skills Funding Agency has upheld concerns raised by a whistleblower about the Olive Tree Primary School, a...

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The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) plans to repay a £1m loan from the Education and Skills Funding Agency by selling ‘...

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 State-funded schools ‘should be incentivised to develop essential life skills’, recommends the Sutton Trust.

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The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) took over Goodwin Academy, Kent, from the notorious SchoolsCompany Trust (SCT) in...

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When a local authority school is judged inadequate, a directive academy order (DAO) is issued.  This means the school must close...

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Pupils at Michaela Community School achieved stellar GCSE results in 2019, the first year the school entered pupils for GCSE...

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Pupils at Michaela Community School achieved stellar GCSE results in 2019, the first year the school entered pupils for GCSE...

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The Department of Education ‘does not anticipate’ receiving the independent investigative report into the former executive...

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‘We cannot let Michael Gove’s sterling work be wasted.  The former Education Secretary was passionate in his desire to improve...

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Academy trusts must ‘control the narrative’ which has been dominated by opponents of academization, says the Confederation of...

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Khalsa Secondary Academy, a Sikh free school in Buckinghamshire, has been sent a ‘minded to terminate’ letter by the area’s...

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England’s maths score in the triennial PISA tests has risen by more than ten percentage points since 2015 making it the highest...

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The notorious SchoolsCompany Trust was stripped of its academies in 2018 after the discovery of serious failings at three...

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What a coincidence.   Education secretary Gavin Williamson namechecks the Confederation of Schools Trusts in a Commons debate on...

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Five letters warning academy trusts that their funding may be stopped following inadequate judgements were published yesterday. I reported on...

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The Academies Enterprise Trust, one of England’s largest multi-academy trust with 61 academies, has received a second letter...

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The Learning Link Multi Academy Trust which runs four primary schools in Dudley has been served with a Financial Notice to...

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Turner Free School, one of four schools run by Turner Schools, has ‘exceptional scholars’, an ‘amazing PFTA’, ‘amazing faculty...

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