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New report published into academies’ leadership, strategy and growth - June 6, 2018
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Leading academy schools differ in the ways they set out to deliver school improvements, with some opting to preserve the autonomy of individual schools, and others advocating consistent teaching and pedagogy. The finding forms part of education charity Ambition School … Continue reading New report published into academies’ leadership, strategy and growth


Disappointment over DfE’s failure to help academies get to grips with GDPR - June 6, 2018
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Experts have called on the Department for Education (DfE) to do more to help schools comply with the new data protection act. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May, affecting all public and private sector … Continue reading Disappointment over DfE’s failure to help academies get to grips with GDPR


The importance of professional clerks for academies - June 6, 2018
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Schools without professional clerks are breaking governance laws, according to a new report. The warning, published in industry publication Schools Week, says governors must be provided with a professional clerk to carry out their legal and governance duties. The report … Continue reading The importance of professional clerks for academies


Eight out of 10 academies are ‘running a deficit,’ study finds - April 6, 2018
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New research has shown that eight out of 10 academy schools are running a deficit. The authors of the report suggested that some schools have just “two years” until they face the prospect of insolvency. In total, 55 per cent … Continue reading Eight out of 10 academies are ‘running a deficit,’ study finds


DfE unveils new scheme to ‘get teachers back in the classroom’ - April 6, 2018
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The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a new scheme aiming to get teachers back into the classroom. The programme is currently being piloted across regions in the South East of England and the West Midlands. The Government plans to … Continue reading DfE unveils new scheme to ‘get teachers back in the classroom’


Academy sector suffers from significant gender pay gap, figures reveal - April 6, 2018
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The spotlight has been shone on academy school bosses after recent figures revealed that primary multi-academy trusts (MATs) have the largest gender pay gap. In April 2017, all organisations with 250 or more employees were given one year to publish … Continue reading Academy sector suffers from significant gender pay gap, figures reveal


Investigation reveals academies are failing to meet new legal duties - February 23, 2018
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A number of multi-academy trusts (MATs) are not meeting new legal duties set out in January, according to a Schools Week investigation. The industry publication found that just two out of 10 of the largest MATs are fully compliant with … Continue reading Investigation reveals academies are failing to meet new legal duties


DfE unveils new fund for successful academy trusts - February 23, 2018
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The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a new £45 million fund for successful multi-academy trusts (MATs) to help “tackle underperformance and improve schools in areas that lack capacity”. Education Secretary Damian Hinds said the package of measures is aimed … Continue reading DfE unveils new fund for successful academy trusts


Urgent review to tackle teacher recruitment crisis - February 23, 2018
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A number of teaching unions have called for an urgent review of teachers and school leaders’ pay to address the ongoing recruitment crisis. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), the National … Continue reading Urgent review to tackle teacher recruitment crisis


Schools now able to join trusts as ‘associate members’ - January 24, 2018
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Schools wary of handing over their independence can now join academy trusts as “associate members”, the National Schools Commissioner has said. Sir David Carter said schools would retain the right to leave the trust if the arrangement is not fulfilling. … Continue reading Schools now able to join trusts as ‘associate members’



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