Biggest primary MAT among latest DfE academy warnings

REAch2 Academy Trust is among six trusts issued with academy termination warning notices by the DfE

The Department for Education has issued termination warning notices to academy trusts including REAch2 Academy Trust

Two high-profile multi-academy trusts were among those to receive the latest batch of Department for Education termination warning notices, published today.

They include England's biggest primary MAT, REAch2 Academy Trust, which has been warned in relation to Sprites Primary Academy, in Suffolk.

Problems identified by Ofsted inspectors include that too many pupils at the primary  "behave poorly" and that pupils "do not achieve well enough at the end of key stages 1 and 2".


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The warning means that the funding agreement of the academy may be terminated by the secretary of state unless improvements are made.

A REAch2 spokesperson said: “We were disappointed to receive this letter and want to reassure parents that we have a robust and comprehensive improvement plan in place.

"With our new headteacher, Motiur Rahman, now in school, we are confident that the impact of these changes will be seen very soon so that we can genuinely provide exceptional opportunities for children’s learning at Sprite."

Warnings to academy trusts

A termination warning notice was also issued to another major MAT – Academy Transformation Trust – in relation to Ravens Academy, in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, which, at the end of last year, was judged by Ofsted to be "inadequate" and requires special measures.

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