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Building Trusts: How do you run a Multi-Academy Trust?

The truth is that until now, there hasn’t really been much information out there for the hundreds of Chief Executives and thousands of trustees trying to run multi-academy trusts. But then perhaps that’s not surprising. MATs are, after all, a relatively new addition to the educational landscape. Over the last year, we are therefore delighted …

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Policy First Education Debate

I chaired a ridiculously fun and interesting debate last night at LKMco’s London home, The Ship of Adventures. It featured Katherine Birbalsingh of Michaela Community School, Jonathan Clifton of the IPPR, Natasha Porter from Policy Exchange, Peter Henderson of the EEF and Jake Curtis of Jamie’s Farm. As a chair you’re supposed to facilitative rather …

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The Problem of the Free Schools & Academies “Inquiry”

Today saw the 3rd Education Select Committee in the ‘Free School & Academies Inquiry‘.Several sessions are planned, and today’s had a fascinating guest list: support for academies came from ‘free market’ advocate Gabriel Sahlgren an headteacher Dame Sally Coates, dissenting views from Henry Stewart of the Local Schools Network, Ofsted got a hand in via Mike …

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