Academies are a key part of the school system. They are schools that are Government funded but not controlled by local authorities (councils). Standalone academies benefit from significant autonomy over how they work while multi-academy trusts are groups of …
We’re aware of claims that suggest that schools with academy status are less likely to get good or outstanding Ofsted ratings than their council run counterparts. These claims are misleading – and here’s why.
We want every school in the country to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi academy trust. But what are academies and what are the benefits of of this plan?
There has been further coverage today (Wednesday 21 July) concerning proposals to reduce funding for arts subjects in higher education in England. It is important to clarify the extent of the proposed changes, which may have been overstated in some …
In a speech at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Universities Minister Chris Skidmore said that ‘successful outcomes for students and graduates are about much more than salary’.
Today the blog looks at a new report on School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs), as well as funding to facilitate increased physical activity and media coverage of modern foreign languages.
In today's blog Education Secretary Gavin Williamson welcomes the news that Thornaby Academy is set to join the Falcon Education Academies Trust. We also look at reports from Reform and the Office for Students.
Parents should be reassured that WCAT is not representative of all academies. More than half a million children are now in good or outstanding academies that, typically, replaced underperforming schools.
It makes sense for both parents, and the entire education sector, that the financial reporting and accountability measures of academies are extended to local authority maintained schools, ensuring consistency across our entire state funded education system.
Today’s blog looks at newly released statistics on academies and university applications. We will also look at our mental health support programme we announced for 20,000 schools and colleges. Mental health support Today, Friday 12 July, we have announced a new …