A new trust in charge of a Doncaster primary school offloaded by a crisis-hit academy chain is confident it can repeat past success and improve the life chances of its pupils. Carr Lodge Academy, in Edlington was one of 21 … Continue reading
Dozens of academy schools need bailouts from taxpayers Flagship schools under pressure as beleaguered trusts face mounting deficits Operators of dozens of academy schools are having to rely on emergency handouts from the taxpayer as a result of mounting deficits … Continue reading
More than half of MATs fell below the average for Progress 8 performance measures last year, despite a slight improvement on the year before. The government has today published its multi-academy trust (MAT) performance league tables, based on 2017 exam … Continue reading
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Failing academy trusts asset-stripping schools, MPs warn ministers Commons education select committee has written to academies minister Lord Agnew expressing concerns about a ‘lack of transparency and accountability’ surrounding MATs Schools do not always benefit from joining multi-academy trusts (MATs) because … Continue reading
Desperate measures are being taken to prevent more MAT scandals – but it’s too little, too late The truth is, the oversight of MATs is confused and inadequate – questions surrounding misuse of public money will not go away, writes … Continue reading
40,000 children trapped in ‘zombie’ academy schools Education ministers urged to investigate after failed trusts leave pupils in limbo The government has been urged to review its policy on multi-academy trusts after it was revealed that more than 40,000 children … Continue reading