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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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candidaj #rEUnion 9h
yesterday a letter asking for donations from one of my children's schools and today this from another of my children's schools.
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toby1kenobi 9h
NEU use the DoE's block funding figures to predict change between 2015-2020, based on govt's revised funding formula. DoE data shows Graveney's 2015/16 figure at £5751/pupil & 2017/18 at £5664.
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Warwick Mansell 10h
Always important to consider the full range of rising costs facing schools, which do not stop at headline inflation.
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Warwick Mansell 10h
How can an auditor sign off on a set of academy accounts which seems to get wrong the name of the institution which seems to be one of its controlling members?
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Warwick Mansell 10h
Tricky tracking what is going on with academy trusts sometimes: trusts run by other trusts, sometimes using two names. Also, DfE spreadsheets show schools can be "sponsored" by a MAT but not be part of that MAT, st with one MAT seemingly running two or more trusts...
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Education Committee 13h
We have launched a new inquiry into school and college funding . Find out more, including the terms of reference, here
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spiritmommy 12h
My daughter's school requested a payment for school funds on her first day of sixth form. It led me into financial difficulty to pay, along with all the new books, which needed to be purchased, but suspect this is now standard practice.
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Warwick Mansell 12h
Replying to @warwickmansell
DfE's statement also says it will "not hesitate to take action" if a school is found not to be operating at a good standard. Worth reflecting on, in light of our other free schools story this week:
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Warwick Mansell 12h
Update to rolling news blog: DfE reacts to the mass resignations of trustees at Route 39 free school, Devon, stating it is "seeking agreement from the trust to establish an Interim Academy Board"
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Warwick Mansell 12h
Great. Select committee's one of few checks on an over-powerful executive.
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Warwick Mansell 12h
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...Figures unavailable for retention rate beyond the first six months in teaching. DfE says it's still doing analysis.
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Warwick Mansell 12h
New: DfE unable to provide data on long-term retention rates for teachers in receipt of (£20k+) bursaries:
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Warwick Mansell 12h
This is the story of what's happened...fragmentation, complication, field day for lawyers...
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Warwick Mansell 12h
It's basically anything goes, as far as I can see, whatever the DfE might say as being ideal in the AFH.
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Warwick Mansell 14h
Some trusts do have fewer than three. ATT, as of 2016, effectively had only one.
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Raj Unsworth 17h
There isn't but there doesn't need to be. SoS via RSC will have to put in an Interim Board as transition until MAT takes over
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Warwick Mansell 17h
Replying to @5N_Afzal @paulsnorman
My guess is that there won't be any members left after resignations. Might look up funding agreement to see re SoS powers.
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Tom Mitchell Apr 18
Anti academy protest at Mousehold Infant School, Norwich.
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Sam Freedman Apr 18
Replying to @Samfr
And kids aren't getting fed properly too. It's a vicious and entirely unnecessary policy.
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Sam Freedman Apr 18
Replying to @Samfr
Which, because pupil premium funding is based on those in receipt of free meals, means some schools in poorer areas are getting less funding than they should. And, of course, makes parental engagement much harder.
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