The Department for Education rushed out a press release yesterday after proceedings in Parliament.  Jeremy Corbyn had asked a question about education funding during Prime Minister’s Questions.  Later, two MPs presented petitions about school funding pressures.   One of these... Read more
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The last accounts* of defunct Interserve Academies Trust (IAT), backed by troubled firm Interserve Plc, had related party...

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The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BEAT) has ‘not been successful enough’ in improving schools with significant weaknesses,...

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E-Act, a long-established academy trust with a chequered history, took over Burnham Upper School in April 2012 and renamed it E-...

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Payments made by Collective Spirit Free School (CSFS), Oldham, and Manchester Creative Studio (MCS) to a related party,...

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The launch of GCSEs back in 1984 was a ‘quiet revolution’, schools minister Nick Gibb wrote in today’s Times*.  But it’s a...

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‘Parents fear social engineering, says leading head,’ writes today’s Times (£) under an eye-catching front page headline:...

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‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...

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What a difference a couple of months makes.  On 28 February the Commons debated net zero carbon emissions.  Few MPs attended. ...

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Ofsted’s decision to retain the four-grade rating system for school inspections - outstanding down to inadequate - is ‘one of...

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 ‘…standards in our schools have risen significantly since 2010 - with 85% judged to be good or outstanding compared to only 68...

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‘Outsourcing has been hit by a string of recent failures, but that does not mean that outsourcing has failed. Labour should...

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Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT) is one of seven academy trusts which owed the Education and Skills Funding Agency £1m or more...

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‘This Government is already undertaking a huge expansion in school places, with one million new places on track to be created...

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National curriculum tests taken in financial year 2018/19 cost around £43m schools minister Nick Gibb has revealed.  The cost...

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Seven academy trusts owed more than £1m each by the end of March 2018, the Department for Education has revealed*.  Here are...

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Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT) is one of seven academy trusts which owed the Education and Skills Funding Agency £1m or more...

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When this question is asked by a politician, an unsolicited social media post, or someone selling you something, it is always wise to think about...

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‘Grammar schools are also popular with parents, with around 15 pupils choosing a selective school as their first preference for...

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