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DfE ‘minded to terminate’ funding of four academies

Four schools in the east midlands have been warned they face losing their funding and being rebrokered to new sponsors. The Department for Education has today published four “minded to terminate” letters to sponsors of schools in Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The letters were sent to the trusts on September 6, but went unpublished for more

How to develop good communication between MAT trustees and local academy committees

It’s vital to develop good communication between MAT trustees and local academy committees, says Sam Henson, who has some tips to share MAT trustees have a lot to think about. Overseeing a single organisation across multiple sites and contexts, is no easy ask. MAT governance should in theory enable more strategically focused governance, with the

Hinds aide quits over Brexit deal

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, an aide to education secretary Damian Hinds and his fellow education ministers, has resigned over the government’s Brexit deal. The Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, who campaigned for Brexit in 2016, tweeted her resignation letter this morning. It follows the more high-profile resignations earlier today of Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions

Council chiefs report 27% rise in home educated pupils

The number of home educated pupils rose by 27 per cent this year, with many more likely to be “hidden from sight”, council children’s services chiefs have warned. A survey of local authorities shows about 57,800 pupils were home-schooled in 2018, up from 45,500 last year and 37,500 in 2016. In comparison, between 2017 and 2018,