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Warwick Mansell
Freelance education journalist. Founder of ed news website Education Uncovered. Blogger for Prospect union, NEU, Modern Governor, London Review of Books.
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Laura McInerney Jan 19
So, here’s a strange thing. When I interviewed Nick Timothy & asked him this question he gave almost the *exact* same answer. Like, eerily similar.
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Warwick Mansell 17h
Replying to @MathsladyScott
Yes: academy CEOs earning more than LA directors, though running far smaller orgs. So we end up paying much more for administration.
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Heather Scott 18h
Replying to @warwickmansell
How does this compare when LA Chief Advisers of LAs with say 500 schools would earn something like £100K - put the money back into schools & LAs so there is more for schools to improve opportunities for all 🤔
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Warwick Mansell 20h
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Will do.
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Andy Jolley Jan 19
Another free school/MAT being given significant financial support by ESFA Where's the accountability? Who considers the risks? Who decides to save a chain or let it go the WCAT route? What do and know about these millions being spent on bailouts?
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Andy Jolley Jan 19
Replying to @warwickmansell
Remarkably a RSC met with chapel street to discus takingbon another school, WHILST they were under FNtI
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John Eccleston Jan 19
Replying to @warwickmansell
Sorry but nobody is that good
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Athena Education Ltd Jan 19
In the LAs I’ve worked in the schools’ finance team does 3 year projections and works with schools to plan budgets to avoid any predicted deficit budgets. If financial support is needed LA provides a loan plus HR support if staffing is likely to be reduced.This year is the worst!
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David Barry Jan 19
Yes, permission to run the deficit has to be sought, and with that goes a plan to reduce it. So it can only be used to manage cash flow problems. An unauthorised deficit results in the school loosing its budgetary responsibility which is taken over by the LA.
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
Replying to @DAOBarry
Think LAs can allow deficits, to be fair.
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
Replying to @DAOBarry
Toby Young has been in the news a bit...
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
Sir Dan Moynihan of Harris Academies may be about to become English schools' first leader to be awarded a total pay package of more than £500k. So here's a chart of his remuneration each year from 2008 onwards:
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
New diary, on savage criticism of the government on teacher recruitment, from an unlikely source; the subsidiary company going undeclared in the accounts of a major academy chain; and on a Carillion-education reform link:
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David James Jan 19
I worked for two months in an academy with a very high earning boss. It was a zoo.
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Rachel Gooch Jan 19
When you are a disgraced former head trying to recover your reputation, you should be really, really careful about this sort of "mistake".
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
Interesting to look at an academy trust's accounts from 2008. Said directors did not want to disclose details of people earning 60k-plus, as "info considered sensitive". Director-CEO's sal not revealed. Disclosure better now. Still not good enough, though:
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Nicholas Marshall Jan 19
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
Oh, Toby Young is still doing his weekly free schools news roundups, I notice, one having dropped in my inbox just now. Had been wondering about them, given recent events.
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
Replying to @warwickmansell
Chapel Street, whose accounts and uncertain future are reported in this exclusive, operates the joint-third highest number of free schools of any academy trust in England: five.
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Warwick Mansell Jan 19
Revealed: leading free schools chain needs extra cash to survive: (£1.6m in deficit, depending on extra DfE cash "beyond the normal funding arrangements")
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