Teaching ban for two salaries Perry Beeches head

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A head teacher who paid himself two salaries totalling £280,000 has been banned from teaching.

Liam Nolan was executive head teacher, CEO and accounting officer at Perry Beeches The Academy Trust in Birmingham until he resigned in May 2016.

Nolan, who was found guilty of professional misconduct, may apply for the ban to be lifted in 2020, the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) said.

But it said having the order removed was “not an automatic right”.

The academy was once praised by former Prime Minister David Cameron who opened one of the Perry Beeches schools.

Read on… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-46099142

Tory superhead Liam Nolan struck off over his secret salary

A “superhead” held up as a shining example of school leadership by Michael Gove has been struck off for unacceptable professional misconduct after he received a £160,000 second salary.

Liam Nolan, 50, was told he lacked integrity in relation to payments he received while chief executive of the Perry Beeches Academy Trust and head teacher of one of its schools.

An investigation by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) found that the now-defunct trust paid almost £1.3 million to Nexus Schools Ltd, a procurement firm, without following proper procedures. Nexus paid Mr Nolan £160,000 over two years through his company, Liam Nolan Ltd, for his work as the Perry Beeches chief executive. He received this on top of his £120,000 annual head teacher’s salary.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/tory-superhead-liam-nolan-struck-off-over-his-secret-salary-rtg098f06

Former head of academy chain banned from teaching after receiving ‘second salary’

Liam Nolan was found guilty of unprofessional conduct during his time at Perry Beeches Academy Trust

A former head of an academy chain has been banned from teaching indefinitely after he was paid two salaries.

Liam Nolan, whose academy trust was once praised by former prime minister David Cameron and Conservative education secretaries, was found guilty of unprofessional conduct last month.

Mr Nolan used to be executive headteacher, CEO and accounting officer at Perry Beeches Academy Trust in Birmingham until he resigned in 2016 during an investigation into the academy chain. 

Read on… https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/liam-nolan-teacher-misconduct-academy-perry-beeches-second-salary-a8618636.html

Flagship Perry Beeches Academy Trust paid Labour Party £5,000

A flagship academy chain gave £5,000 to the Labour Party and spent £20,000 with a consultancy firm run by the wife of a school director, a report has found.

Perry Beeches Academy Trust, once praised by ex-prime minister David Cameron, has been criticised by watchdog the Education Funding Agency.

It breached Charity Commission regulations by sponsoring the Labour Finance and Industry Group. The money has since been returned, the EFA said.

The trust has adopted recommendations.

Read on… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38171858

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Spotted for us by our Education correspondent.

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