Johnson Kane, CEO of the failed Education Fellowship Trust, ‘tricked’ the Department for Education into believing he was competent to run an academy trust, the Times reveals.It took journalist Geraldine Hackett two years to get hold of the files which revealed the DfE’s ‘failure... Read more

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The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) agreed to repay £2.6m of a £5.7m debt accrued by SchoolsCompany Trust (SCT) when it...

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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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Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, published a ‘commentary on school funding’ this morning.  But the blog, potentially embarrassing...

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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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The Red Kite Trust, based at Chesham Grammar School, has been sent a ‘termination’ letter for Ivingswood Academy, a primary...

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‘…we are investing more now—record sums—in education.’

Boris Johnson, 8 January 2020, House of Commons...

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

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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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Johnson Kane, CEO of the failed Education Fellowship Trust, ‘tricked’ the Department for Education into believing he was...

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Free school impact assessments are compiled when a school is at the pre-opening stage.  They are not published until after a...

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The education secretary Gavin Williamson rightly defends freedom of speech on university campuses in a press release...

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Schools receive a £50 bonus if they hand out leaflets to parents about supplementary tuition with Exemplar Education, the BBC*...

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Real terms per-pupil funding in 2020-21 ‘would be 1.0% lower than in 2010-11’ if the teachers' pension employer contribution...

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 ‘We are increasing funding for SEND schools by £780 million…’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, PMQs, 29...

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

 Given the loathing felt by...

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