It’s not just NHS trusts that are in the red. The BBC reports that 113 academy school trusts are in debt to the tune of £25m. Eye watering tales of financial mismanagement include at least one trust paying large sums to outside companies owned by the … errrr … trust founders.
Spinners at the Department for Education have distributed material claiming that a spoof plaque mocking Michael Gove was a “physical attack” on a primary school which “frightened parents and staff”.
Wearing her trademark TV interview crazed stare, education secretary Nicky Morgan took to the airwaves this morning to extol the virtues of her new Education and Adoption Bill:
DfE and their academies czar have been left red faced after a high profile and controversial conversion of a school to academy status ground to a halt — after parents pointed out that the process was, like, illegal and stuff.