Secrecy claims around Wakefield City Academies Trust demise

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Parents and politicians claim they have been kept in the dark over the collapse of an academy trust which ran 21 schools across Yorkshire. Just days into the new term, Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) announced it was giving up … Continue reading

Academy trusts spend millions on uninspected private alternative provision

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Multi-academy trusts spend three times as much on private alternative provision as they do on local authority alternative provision – even though many private providers have never been checked by Ofsted. Schools Week asked the largest multi-academy trusts to give … Continue reading

Rotherham abuse: Man charged with nine sex offences

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A MAN has been charged with rape and sexual assault as part of the National Crime Agency’s investigation into historic child abuse in Rotherham – dubbed Operation Stovewood. Darren Hyett (44), of Broom Chase, Rotherham, has been charged with three … Continue reading