According to Schools Week, “More than 900 schools with successive less than ‘good’ Ofsted inspections face being forced into becoming academies or joining a new trust from September.”In fact there are 1,143 mainstream schools with successive “less than good” inspections and 844... Read more

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According to Schools Week, “More than 900 schools with successive less than ‘good’ Ofsted inspections face being forced into becoming academies or...

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Two heads of secondary schools in Ellesmere Port told their MP, Justin Madders, they had concerns about ‘the apparent...

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The tribunal which forced the Department for Education to release documents about The Education Fellowship Trust has wider...

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Neighbours of Coombe Wood School, a secondary free school opened in September 2018, have become increasingly fed up with...

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There is a discrepancy of £1.6m between what the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) says it must repay the Education and...

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Skinners’ Academy, Hackney, was judged good in a short inspection in May 2017.

Inspectors said the...

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UK journalists have been sucked into ‘Johnsons fake news machine’, writes Peter Oborne in an Open Democracy article.  He claims...

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FoI requests for details of advances and non-repayable grants to academies refused

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The investigation into the collapsed academy trust, SchoolsCompany, is still not finished, Freedom of Information has confirmed...

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A sixth-form attended by the new schools’ minister, Baroness Berridge, closed in 2018 after a post-16 free school opened nearby...

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The impact assessment* for Turner Free School, Folkestone, is ‘seriously flawed’, writes Peter Read at Kent Independent Advice...

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Demand for selective places is higher than the number of places available, a recently-released document from the Department for...

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