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The Government responds to report on effectiveness of academies with new recommendations - April 13, 2015
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The Department for Education (DfE) has published its response to the education committee’s report on academies and free schools. The report stated that there was no clear evidence “academies raise standards overall” and made a series of recommendations to address … Continue reading The Government responds to report on effectiveness of academies with new recommendations


Headteachers’ salaries are soaring in academies and free schools, say teachers - April 13, 2015
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Head teachers should “guard against the rot of greed” as some teachers pay themselves around the same as the Prime Minister earns Delegates at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference in Liverpool heard that growing numbers of school leaders … Continue reading Headteachers’ salaries are soaring in academies and free schools, say teachers


Are Multi-Academy Trusts the way forward? - April 13, 2015
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Cuts to the British education system in recent years have led a number of academies and local authority run schools to consider new ways of maximising their limited resources by joining together. This has resulted in the creation of multi-academy … Continue reading Are Multi-Academy Trusts the way forward?


Updates issued on contracting out - March 25, 2015
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Updated guidance has been issued to academies regarding the contracting out of Education Funding Agency (EFA)-funded provision. The document sets out the additional management controls and procedures the EFA requires from directly funded institutions, including academies, over individual sub-contracting arrangements. … Continue reading Updates issued on contracting out


Website set to help academies cut costs - March 25, 2015
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The Department of Education has launched a new academies financial benchmarking website, with the aim of helping schools to identify ways to make savings and improve efficiency. The site, which can be accessed here, contains at least 12 months’ income and … Continue reading Website set to help academies cut costs


More than 3,500 “coasting” schools could be turned into academies - March 25, 2015
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Up to 3,500 primary and secondary schools judged to require improvement by Ofsted could be at risk of being taken over by new head teachers, backed by other successful academies or expert sponsors following this May’s general election. The policy … Continue reading More than 3,500 “coasting” schools could be turned into academies


Government warning over super-head pay - March 20, 2015
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The Treasury is being slow to deal with “seemingly excessive” pay awards for school super-heads and university leaders, a committee of MPs has warned. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reviewed government accounts and concluded that the Treasury had failed to … Continue reading Government warning over super-head pay


Teachers pay gap is a risk to “high-quality education” - March 20, 2015
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A widening pay gap between teaching and other professions is risking the quality of education in this country. The NASUWT has claimed that the pay gap means the “entitlement of children to a high-quality education is at risk” as teaching … Continue reading Teachers pay gap is a risk to “high-quality education”


Academies manage to stockpile billions in savings - March 20, 2015
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‘Prudent’ academy schools in England have created financial safety nets worth nearly £2.5bn – more than £550,000 per school. The figures were released by the Department for Education in response to a written parliamentary question from Labour MP Frank Dobson. … Continue reading Academies manage to stockpile billions in savings



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UK supplier of metal pre-treatment chemical control systems – based in Princes Risborough
2015-09-09T11:42:15+00:00
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2015-11-05T14:40:27+00:00
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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
2015-03-30T11:40:53+00:00
“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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2015-03-30T12:23:53+00:00
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2015-03-30T13:25:00+00:00
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2015-09-09T12:52:08+00:00
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