On Friday, Political Scrapbook reported on a huge scandal at a Birmingham Academy school chain that was quietly revealed by the Tories on Thursday afternoon, just before Easter.
On Thursday afternoon, just as most people were getting ready for the long Easter weekend, the government quietly published the findings of an inquiry into a chain of Academy schools in Birmingham.
Schools Week — a specialist newspaper for the primary and secondary schools sector — is reporting that the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will announce today a £5m windfall of taxpayers’ money to five academy chains in the north of England.
We were promised us an academy revolution, in which schools would be freed from local authority oversight, ahem sorry, oppression. A new report from the Education Select Committee lets us know how that’s going: “In the course of the research we came across a significant number of real or potential conflicts of interest that we found concerning” […]