Secrecy claims around Wakefield City Academies Trust demise

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Parents and politicians claim they have been kept in the dark over the collapse of an academy trust which ran 21 schools across Yorkshire. Just days into the new term, Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) announced it was giving up … Continue reading

Academy trusts spend millions on uninspected private alternative provision

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Multi-academy trusts spend three times as much on private alternative provision as they do on local authority alternative provision – even though many private providers have never been checked by Ofsted. Schools Week asked the largest multi-academy trusts to give … Continue reading

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