Academies

Rutland County College, a sixth form annexe to Casterton Business and Enterprise College (CBEC) based in Oakham, announced closure in April after... Read more
A few weeks ago Schools Week reported how the DfE appeared to be trying to bury bad news about the cost of transferring academies from one trust to... Read more
This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here . Politics and education are inseparable and always have been. This is clear... Read more
Education is a human right and a public good, a recent UN Resolution confirmed. The Resolution pressed States ‘to take all measures to implement... Read more
In the run-up to elections, it’s difficult to sift facts from spin. The National Foundation for Educational Research and FullFact have come to voters... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) appears to be trying to bury the cost of transferring academies from one multi-academy trust to another – a... Read more
The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is guilty of ‘ brutal and illiterate vandalism ' says Chris Whitehouse, Education Spokesperson and Secretary of... Read more
When Tristram Hunt, former shadow education secretary, wanted to speak at Woodbridge High School during the 2015 election campaign, Redbridge council... Read more
Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT) ‘wrongfully’ and ‘unfairly dismissed’ former IT manager, Mrs D Evans, an employment tribunal found. Mrs Evans was... Read more
137 academy trusts missed the 31 December deadline for submitting audited accounts for year ending 31 August 2016 to the Education Funding Agency (... Read more
In thirteen months from 1 September 2013 to 31 October 2014, a total of 23 academies changed hands . But the latest data, obtained via Freedom of... Read more
120 academies transferred to other academy trusts in the eight months from 1 May 2016 to 31 December 2016, Freedom of Information reveals. Around 60... Read more
When the Department for Education told me they would publish academy transfer fees sometime in the future, I did not expect to be still waiting for... Read more
‘Education is a public service’ and ‘a common good that cannot be traded’, said Jean-Marie le Guen, the French Minister for Development, at the... Read more
This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting into... Read more
On 7 March 2016 I received an email from the Department for Education (DfE). It told me the DfE intended to release in the future the details of... Read more
At the end of last year the Local Schools Network website passed one million unique viewers, in the years since our launch. Here are our top ten... Read more
Future Academies, the academy trust set up by John Nash before he became Lord Nash and schools Minister in the Lords, pledged £2m in endowment funds... Read more