Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Hertfordshire academy trust poised to take over a struggling secondary school did not buckle under the pressure, but was instead sidelined before a big-hitter from The City was appointed.

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Stephen McPartland Department for Education Herts County Council Barclay School Stevenage
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Barclay School's governing body has responsed to comments from the Future Academies Trust about its planned takeover of the Stevenage school - saying the FAT "could have responded to questions from staff at any time".

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Department for Education Barclay School Stevenage
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Barclay School's NEU union representative and the county councillor for the area have hit back at claims from the Stevenage MP that concern surrounding the secondary school becoming an academy is down to "silly scaremongering".

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Stephen McPartland Department for Education Barclay School Stevenage
Monday, December 31, 2018

Staff at Stevenage's Barclay School have been told their employment will transfer to Future Academies on February 1 - with an education union spokesman describing the timing of the announcement as "scandalous".

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Department for Education Barclay School Herts County Council Stevenage
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Teachers, parents, students and union representatives gathered in Stevenage this morning to demostrate against plans to turn The Barclay School into an academy.

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Department for Education Herts County Council Stevenage
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Strike action will be taken by teaching staff at a Stevenage secondary school "to defend it from a hostile takeover" by a multi-academy trust.

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Department for Education Barclay School Herts County Council Stevenage
Thursday, November 29, 2018

A petition to try to stop a Stevenage secondary school being taken over by a multi-academy trust has so far been signed by more than 750 people.

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Herts County Council Department for Education Barclay School Facebook
Friday, November 23, 2018

A campaign group and petition have been launched in a bid to stop a Stevenage secondary school being taken over by a multi-academy trust.

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Herts County Council Department for Education Barclay School Facebook
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

An application to open a new secondary school in Stevenage has now been submitted to the Department for Education.

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Department for Education
Thursday, November 1, 2018

A secondary school which has been steadily improving since being placed in special measures is now facing "worrying plans" of being taken over by a multi-academy trust.

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Barclay School Department for Education Department for Education Stevenage
Monday, October 22, 2018

Parents in Central Bedfordshire have a 99 per cent chance of getting their children into their preferred secondary school - the best admissions rate in England, according to an Education Policy Institute report.

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Department for Education Central Bedfordshire Council Biggleswade Comet
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

An application to build a new secondary school in Stevenage will be submitted to the Department for Education next month.

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Department for Education
Monday, September 3, 2018

It's official - Sandye Place Academy is to close its doors permanently next year.

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Department for Education Central Bedfordshire Council Biggleswade Comet Sandy
Monday, July 16, 2018

Activists stacked donated toilet rolls high in Hitchin town centre on Saturday to highlight the real-terms funding squeeze faced by schools.

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Bim Afolami Department for Education Hitchin
Monday, July 9, 2018

A final decision on the future of Sandye Place Academy is set to be made following a month-long "listening period" starting today.

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Department for Education Central Bedfordshire Council Biggleswade Comet Sandy
Monday, June 11, 2018

Parents at a Sandy academy have today been reassured about the school's immediate future after the government terminated its funding agreement.

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Department for Education Central Bedfordshire Council Biggleswade Comet Sandy

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