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Chief executive of now-closing academy trust combined the role with heading a local authority school nearly 200 miles away
DfE sets out in detail its reasons for cloaking academy decision-making in secrecy. But legal tribunal rejects them.
Sorting the “optics” and “managing the resistance”: how DfE interacted with academy trusts over controversial takeover
Governing body refuses to release minutes of meeting where it decided to start academisation process, deeming it “confidential”