YORKSHIRE MPs have accused the Government of “incompetence” over the collapse of an academy chain leaving questions over the future management of 21 schools.
Education Secretary Justine Greening faced calls for a review of the academy model after Wakefield City Academies Trust announced it was withdrawing its support from the schools on Friday.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh told the Commons the collapse of the trust came as a “bolt from the blue” for parents and children at the schools affected. But Ms Creagh also pointed to a report leaked last year on the trust’s multi-million pound deficit and the thousands of pounds it had paid to an education consultant.
A trust which runs 21 schools has announced it is pulling out in the first week of the new term. Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) said it was unable to “facilitate the rapid improvement our academies need, and our students … Continue reading
MP urges minister to step in and support Sheffield school after academy trust pulls out
The Government needs to step in to provide action and support to a Sheffield school after an academy trust pulled out of running it, a city MP has said.
Gill Furniss, MP for Brightside and Hillsborough, has penned a letter to Education Secretary Justine Greening after the Wakefield City Academies’ Trust pulled out of running 21 schools including Yewlands Academy in Parson Cross.