Revealed: Private network of academy bosses plans new group to represent CEOs

Move will formalise ‘informal network’ that has been meeting behind closed doors for more than a year

A network of powerful academy leaders who have been meeting secretly for more than a year are planning to form a new body to represent academy trust leaders, Tes can reveal.

The termly get-togethers of what is currently known as the Queen Street Group have involved 20 to 30 leaders of some of the biggest academy chains in England, with a broad geographical spread.

The network was created by Toby Salt, formerly the chief executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, which has 32 schools, and Marc Jordan, the CEO of the Creative Education Trust, which has 11.

Professor Salt described the group as an “informal network” and said its discussions had been held on a Chatham House rule basis, so he was unable to discuss what subjects the chief executives had been discussing.

Read on… https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/revealed-private-network-academy-bosses-plans-new-group-represent

LucyJ Education Correspondent

1 thought on “Revealed: Private network of academy bosses plans new group to represent CEOs

  1. “Formalise informal network” corporate speak for forming a pay to be a member boys club, while class sizes increase, school budgets fall in real terms these fat cat chancer`s will cream off thousands of pounds of tax payer funding to run a club with the prime purpose to lobby for better salaries for the CEO.

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