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Decline in further education funding forces academy sixth form closures - November 5, 2015
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The viability of sixth forms at academies and schools has been called into question after a number of recent closures linked to the government’s post-16 education funding cuts. One of the most recent closures took place at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise … Continue reading Decline in further education funding forces academy sixth form closures


Per pupil spending ‘to fall by eight per cent’ - November 5, 2015
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that real-term spending per pupil in schools in England is likely to fall by eight per cent over the next five years. This decline in real-term spending per pupil is to be … Continue reading Per pupil spending ‘to fall by eight per cent’


Academy trust saves £1m by moving school computer system into cloud - October 12, 2015
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One of the UK’s largest academy chains, The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), has announced that it has saved almost £1 million by using cloud-based computer technology. AET began its implementation of a cloud-based system in 2012 by transferring all emails, … Continue reading Academy trust saves £1m by moving school computer system into cloud


Research shows ‘irregularities’ at free schools and academies - October 12, 2015
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New research conducted on behalf of the government’s education select committee has revealed that two claims of “financial irregularity” are being made each month at academies and free schools. The research, carried out by the University of London’s Institute of … Continue reading Research shows ‘irregularities’ at free schools and academies


Charity status tough going for some academies, says National Governors’ Association - October 12, 2015
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In the last few years around 4,000 schools have become academies and joined the charity sector. As exempt charities they are subject to charity law, but rather than being under the direct control of the Charity Commission, they are regulated … Continue reading Charity status tough going for some academies, says National Governors’ Association


Schools should be fined if pupils don’t achieve Cs in English and maths, says think tank - September 14, 2015
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A leading right-leaning think-tank, founded by Michael Gove, has suggested that schools could be fined for each pupil that fails to achieve a C grade in maths or English, with the money collected used to fund further education (FE) colleges. … Continue reading Schools should be fined if pupils don’t achieve Cs in English and maths, says think tank


Academies may be forced to pay ‘Apprenticeship tax’ - September 14, 2015
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The Government has confirmed that academy chains, recognised with charity status, will be required to pay the new apprenticeship levy when it is introduced. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has told leading publication Schools Week that charities that … Continue reading Academies may be forced to pay ‘Apprenticeship tax’


The Prime Minister calls for academy roll-out across all schools - September 14, 2015
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The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced that he wants all schools to convert to academies. During a speech to mark the first 100-days of the Conservative Government, the Prime Minister (PM) announced that they would begin recruiting more academy … Continue reading The Prime Minister calls for academy roll-out across all schools


EFA launches new Academy Handbook - August 17, 2015
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The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has launched its new handbook for academy trusts and free schools, which sets out the responsibilities and requirements relating to academy trusts’ financial governance and management for next year. The 2015 handbook comes into effect … Continue reading EFA launches new Academy Handbook


Fraudsters’ scams cost schools thousands - August 17, 2015
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A new report, by publication Schools Week, has revealed that some schools may have been conned out of thousands of pounds last year. The information obtained under the Freedom of Information (FOI) act showed that there were scores of frauds … Continue reading Fraudsters’ scams cost schools thousands



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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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Development of building projects – based in Staines
2015-03-30T12:33:29+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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2015-09-09T12:52:08+00:00
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2015-03-30T12:23:53+00:00
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