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.
It’s a good day to bury a big u-turn. After weeks and weeks of stridently claiming they would definitely force all schools to turn into Academies, they have now announced a partial u-turn.
The national media and the commentariat will be talking about the Sugar Tax tonight, as Osborne wanted, but there’s more to 2016 Budget than meets the eye.
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.
A mother was shocked to receive an email from her two-year-old’s nursery informing her about what they were doing to comply with the government’s anti-terrorism PREVENT strategy.
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”.
The Tories just announced the formation of the first new grammar school in 50 years — using a loophole in the law to get around a block on new schools with selective admissions.
Asked in July why Lancashire and West Yorkshire’s schools commissioner had suddenly quit, education minister Nick Gibb was clear that this was not a good thing:
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:
A Tory MP has staged a bizarre roof top protest after failing to secure money for a local school. While Conservatives freely admit that the government is directing taxpayers’ cash at marginal seats, out-of-favour Whittaker saw pleas to fix a water-damaged school in his constituency fall on deaf ears. Touring Calder High School with Whittaker six months before the last general […]