Uncertain future after failing academy trust pulls out of schools

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YOUNGSTERS at two schools face an uncertain future after the shock announcement that their academy chain will be wound up following disappointing exam results. The board at Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) — which runs Swinton Brookfield Primary Academy and … Continue reading

Government review call over Wakefield City Academies Trust

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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 … Continue reading

Petition calls for Wakefield City Academies Trust schools to return to councils

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‘Our children’s education should not be used as a political football,’ states petition A petition calling for the 21 schools in the Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) to be returned to their local authorities has gained hundreds of signatures. The academy chain announced … Continue reading

Ministers ‘incompetent’ over Wakefield academies collapse – MPs

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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 … Continue reading

Wakefield City Academies Trust pulls out of 21 schools

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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