Education Secretary has ‘questions to answer’ over Wakefield City Academies Trust

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YORKSHIRE MPs have warned that the Government “has questions to answer” after securing a meeting with Education Secretary Justine Greening to discuss their concerns about the collapse of one of the region’s biggest academy chains. The Wakefield City Academies Trust … Continue reading

Red Pepper – Academies run ‘on the basis of fear’

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Academies run ‘on the basis of fear’ Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) was described in a damning report as an organisation run ‘on the basis of fear’. Jon Trickett MP examines an education system in crisis. ‘Fear’, ‘blame’, ‘concern’, ‘inadequate’, ‘alarming’ … Continue reading

Wakefield City Academies Trust run on ‘basis of fear’

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Report written by interim chief executive brands the multi-academy trust as secretive, ‘naive’, and a ‘free-for-all’ A confidential report has outlined the deep-seated problems in the leadership, culture, education and finances of an academy chain that is giving up all … Continue reading