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A third of schools are underfunded by at least £1million, PAC report reveals - August 15, 2017
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A report recently published by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has unveiled the true extent of underfunding in schools across England, many of which are crumbling due to a lack of repair work. The cross-party group of MPs has also … Continue reading A third of schools are underfunded by at least £1million, PAC report reveals


Academies overspent by £280m last year, research reveals - August 15, 2017
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Academies in England overspent by £280m last year, despite spending on teaching staff falling by 3.2 per cent, new figures have shown. The report, published by the Department for Education (DfE), shows that total allocated spending for 2015/16 was £18.93bn. … Continue reading Academies overspent by £280m last year, research reveals


The impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on schools and academies - August 15, 2017
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Heralded as a major Government initiative which will invest in skills and help reduce key worker shortages across the UK, the new Apprenticeship Levy has received a mixed reception since its introduction on 6 April this year. Although few people … Continue reading The impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on schools and academies


ESFA guidance confirms academies will no longer be able to defer accounts - July 21, 2017
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New guidance issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) says that academy trusts will no longer be able to defer accounts under the updated Academy Accounts Direction. The Academies Accounts Direction is the reference pack for academy trusts … Continue reading ESFA guidance confirms academies will no longer be able to defer accounts


Academies face ‘significant work’ to become GDPR-compliant - July 21, 2017
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New data protection laws will be introduced from next year carrying heavy fines for organisations who fail to comply with the new rules. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will replace the Data Protection Act in May 2018, applies … Continue reading Academies face ‘significant work’ to become GDPR-compliant


Calls for schools ‘more than four-storeys high’ to review cladding after Grenfell Tower fire - July 21, 2017
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Schools more than four-storeys high must have their cladding reviewed following the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has announced. School minister Nick Gibb said the Department for Education (DfE) will analyse all school buildings over four-storeys high to identify what … Continue reading Calls for schools ‘more than four-storeys high’ to review cladding after Grenfell Tower fire


Head teachers pressure Government to reverse education cuts - June 27, 2017
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The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) will consider disruptive action should the Government fail to reverse “irresponsible education cuts,” according to reports. NAHT said it would consider shortening school weeks to four-and-a-half days, refusing to submit budgets to local … Continue reading Head teachers pressure Government to reverse education cuts


Business rates tax relief for private schools thanks to charitable status - June 27, 2017
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Private schools will make a combined tax saving of £522m in business rates tax relief over the next five years thanks to their charitable status, research has revealed. Organisations in England and Wales which hold charitable status are entitled to … Continue reading Business rates tax relief for private schools thanks to charitable status


Government to launch new supply teacher database - June 27, 2017
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In an effort to cut down on spiralling agency bills, the Government will regulate the industry by establishing a “trusted” database of supply teacher agencies. The Department for Education (DfE) said it would work alongside the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) … Continue reading Government to launch new supply teacher database


New research academy announced - May 3, 2017
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The Samuel Ward Academy Trust, which has 15 schools across Suffolk, has been given a £200,000 grant and become the first academy school in the East of England and the 11th in the country to be awarded research school status, meaning … Continue reading New research academy announced



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Environmental Services  - based in Reading
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Bespoke Furniture Manufacturers – based in High Wycombe
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“One of the reasons I’ve stayed with them is that we’ve always been able to communicate well. They always explain things to me so I can understand – more than once if that’s what’s needed!”

“I take their advice because I feel I can trust them, and feel very comfortable with them. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to someone else.”

Development of building projects – based in Staines
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“One of the reasons I’ve stayed with them is that we’ve always been able to communicate well. They always explain things to me so I can understand – more than once if that’s what’s needed!” “I take their advice because … Continue reading Caroline Wood, Maul & Murphy
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UK supplier of metal pre-treatment chemical control systems – based in Princes Risborough
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“We have been working with The Fish Partnership for 25 years now and they do our annual accounts. We go back to them year after year because they are trustworthy, they offer good value for money and when it comes … Continue reading Peter Astles, owner of chemical controls experts firm Astles
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Corian Specialist Services – based in Leighton Buzzard
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