MP joins call for talks over Hanson School, Swain House (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

Council gets involved when Academy Chain walks away from failing school BRADFORD Council has called for an urgent meeting with a Government officer for academies to try and determine the future of one of the city’s largest schools. Earlier this month the Wakefield City Academy Trust announced that it would no longer be taking over … Continue reading MP joins call for talks over Hanson School, Swain House (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

Department for Education annual accounts 2015-16: key findings | Schools Week

Interesting to see where the DfE is spending our Tax Money... The Department for Education has published its annual accounts for 2015-16. As expected, the government’s spending watchdog has once again warned that the accounts lack “truth and fairness”. Schools Week has taken a forensic look at what the rest of the accounts tell us… … Continue reading Department for Education annual accounts 2015-16: key findings | Schools Week

Academy News – Bristol Small MAT fights Big MAT Takeover

This is a link to details of a defence against the takeover of a small trust by by a bigger multi-national so called "Trust". Forming a MAT from of our local schools will not be the end of the story, it is the potential for issues such as this that concern the group.

Studio Schools

From WikiPedia Studio Schools are a type of Free School.[2] They are part of the Academies Programme, and are funded by the taxpayer, non-selective, free to attend and not controlled by a local education authority. While this is also true of most other academies and free schools, Studio Schools are collectively distinctive in a number … Continue reading Studio Schools

University Technical College (UTC)

From Wikipedia UTCs are a type of free school,[3] and they were introduced as part of the Academies Programme. They are funded by the taxpayer, non-selective, free to attend and not controlled by a local authority. While this is also true of most academies and free schools, UTCs are collectively distinctive in a number of … Continue reading University Technical College (UTC)

Small Trusts will need to Expand, says national schools commissioners | Schools Week

Article regarding the National Schools Commissioner's views on the future of Academies

BBC News: School parents lobbied as budgets tighten

Parents in England will be hearing a lot more about school budgets in the next few years. Until recently many will not have tuned into the gap - which can be as much as £2,000 to £3,000 per pupil - between different areas. But with the stakes increasingly high for schools as their budgets tighten, … Continue reading BBC News: School parents lobbied as budgets tighten

BBC News: Schools face cuts of £3bn, says watchdog

State schools in England will have to find £3bn in savings by 2019-20, says the public spending watchdog. Schools face 8% budget cuts and about 60% of secondary schools already have deficits, warns a funding analysis from the National Audit Office (NAO). The Department for Education is about to launch a new funding formula, which … Continue reading BBC News: Schools face cuts of £3bn, says watchdog

The who’s who of academies – Academies Uncovered – Blog

By Megan Caulfield With academies becoming increasingly popular – 1 in 4 schools are now academies –  we thought we would run through some of the most influential people arguing for and… Source: The who's who of academies

Ask Parents First – Blog

Here's a link to the Ask Parents First blog which is run by Sarah Barton. Sarah was really helpful with the Colemore group and we have recently approached her for advice and guidance. Children. Education. Community. Source: About