The chairman of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC), Richard Thomas, has written to Michael Gove expressing concerns that the admissions and exclusions appeals panels of some academies are neither fair nor transparent.
The academies commission was asked to consider both the impact of the academies programme to date and what should happen when the majority of schools may be academies. Richard Bird offers an analysis of its report: 'Unleashing greatness: getting the best from an academised system'
Further implementation of the academies system demands a ‘forensic focus’ on teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the training of school leaders, teachers and governors, according to a major report on the development of academies.
The government has announced its intention to turn 400 under-performing primary schools into academies by the end of 2013. Education lawyer Katie Michelon discusses the law around forced ‘academisation’ and intervention
This month, Ruth Bradbury looks at the revised requirements for Finance Directors – a welcome change that better allows the postholder to gain a wealth of experience in their role without being required to have a wealth of accountancy training beforehand