Government review call over Wakefield City Academies Trust

Union chiefs have called for a government review into a failing academy chain amid accusations of a “culture of bullying” at the trust.

Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) said it was pulling out of all 21 of its schools because it could not “facilitate rapid improvements” needed.

The TUC has passed a motion calling for a review into what went wrong.

The trust said it was working with education chiefs to find a sponsor and would not comment on bullying claims.

The motion, proposed by the National Education Union and seconded by the GMB, was carried at the TUC’s annual conference earlier.

LucyJ, Education Correspondent.

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