The academy secrets that the DfE tried to hide…

Politicians and unions criticise an attempt to redact headteacher board decisions

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The investigation of a multi-academy trust (MAT) for payments to directors, the use of an unofficial Ofsted report to justify an academy transfer and the “issues” caused by a minister encouraging the rapid expansion of an academy chain.

These are all aspects of the running of today’s state school system that the Department for Education would have preferred that you did not know about.

They have emerged through previously censored information from papers considered by the East of England and north-east London headteacher board (HTB) as it advised the regional schools commissioner in autumn ...

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