• Ofsted slate wiped clean for grade four UTC joining MAT

    A university technical college rated ‘inadequate’ earlier this year will have its Ofsted slate wiped clean as it joins a multi-academy trust under a new name this week. Medway UTC, which received the lowest possible grade from the education watchdog in May, will join The Howard Academy Trust (THAT) on November 1 as Waterfront UTC. It’s

    6.00 Oct. 30th, 2018 | News

  • College bankrolls failing schools in new academy trust

    An ‘outstanding’ FE college is having to bankroll improvements to struggling schools in its new academy trust. Two of its schools are rated ‘inadequate’, one just five months after the chain launched. The Dudley Academies Trust, sponsored by Dudley College of Technology, was handed four schools by the Department for Education last September. One of

    7.00 Mar. 3rd, 2018 | News

  • Priestley Sixth Form College leading race to academise

    The first sixth form college set to convert to academy status has announced it aims to make the change this spring – and will save itself more than £250,000 a year in VAT. Priestley Sixth Form College says it has had strong local support for the decision, and has set the provisional conversion date for

    10.00 Jan. 21st, 2017 | News

  • Governors back first sixth form college merger with multi-academy trust

    Governors from the Sixth Form College Solihull have voted to press ahead with plans to join forces with a network of local schools – in what looks set to be the first ever union between a SFC and multi-academy trust. The merger with Ninestiles Academy Trust – which currently includes seven schools across Birmingham and

    9.00 Dec. 15th, 2016 | News