Exclusive: Outwood Grange blamed for ‘meteoric’ exclusion rate rise but won’t share data

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Director of Schools North East says zero-tolerance behaviour policies of Outwood Grange have contributed to rising exclusions in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland The Outwood Grange academy chain has been accused of contributing to a “meteoric rise” in exclusions in … Continue reading

Astrea and Outwood Grange in the running to take over Wakefield City Academies Trust schools

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An announcement about how Wakefield City Academies’ 21 schools will be rebrokered is expected tomorrow Astrea Academies Trust and Outwood Grange Academies Trust are among the organisations that have been in talks about taking on schools run by Wakefield City Academies … Continue reading

School academy plan ‘doomed to fail’, warns Blunkett

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School academy plan ‘doomed to fail’, warns Blunkett Former education secretary baffled by proposals to reform school approach Former education secretary David Blunkett has warned that government plans to turn all schools into academies by 2022 are doomed to fail … Continue reading