Government closing in on academy targets, suggests survey

January 2018

Around half of non-academy schools are likely to convert between now and 2022, a new report has revealed – meaning the Government’s plans to convert all schools may soon be realised. The Academies Show, which published the survey, found that … Continue reading

‘Asset-stripping’ MAT prompts calls for official report into collapse

November 2017

The collapse of troubled Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) is continuing to cause embarrassment to the Department for Education (DfE), following calls to publish an official report into the scandal. WCAT has been accused of asset-stripping, after it transferred millions … Continue reading

Teacher recruitment set to worsen – according to poll of school leaders

November 2017

A poll of school leaders found that two-thirds fear teacher recruitment at their schools will worsen over the next two years. The research, carried out by The Academies Show, received feedback from 650 respondents. Asked to name the five biggest … Continue reading

New graduate school for teachers aims to enhance professional development

November 2017

A new organisation, aimed at enhancing ongoing professional development amongst teachers, was officially launched by the Education Secretary, Justine Greening. The new Institute for Teaching, based in Manchester, bills itself as a ‘specialist graduate school for teachers’. The organisation has been … Continue reading

GDPR: Schools need to face up to new regulations and act now

November 2017

An IT expert has warned that schools may have to free up a member of staff to work three days per week on new EU data protection issues, which are set to take effect in May 2018. The new General … Continue reading