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Legal update

10 September 2021 Successful challenge to Secretary of State’s refusal to revoke directive academy order

Our client, Yew Tree Primary School, challenged the Secretary of State for Education’s (SSE) decision not to revoke a directive Academy Order.

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Legal update

13 November 2019 Summary evaluations of multi-academy trusts

The scrutiny of multi-academy trust (MAT) performance by Ofsted has recently undergone some operational changes. In this note, we comment on the revised approach and identify a number of key elements for MATs to reflect on.

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Blog

20 September 2019 Second prosecution of its kind following Ofsted investigation for running an illegal school

A Head Teacher and her father were convicted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for running an unregistered private school in Streatham.

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Guide

Taking the next steps - MATs

Browne Jacobson has once again been delighted to work in partnership with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the National Governors’ Association (NGA) on the revision of a trio of popular guidance papers focusing on ‘Taking the next steps’ when ‘Considering Forming or Joining a Group of Schools’, ‘Joining a Multi-Academy Trust’ or ‘Forming a Multi-Academy Trust’.

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Legal update

18 March 2019 MAT summary evaluations

The scrutiny of multi-academy trust performance by Ofsted has undergone some 'operational changes'.

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Legal update

9 January 2019 Ofsted v Durand - outcome of the appeal

In 2017, we wrote about Durand Academy Trust’s (“Durand”) case against Ofsted and the High Court’s decision that Ofsted’s complaints procedure was unfair for those schools judged to require special measures or have serious weaknesses.

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Blog

11 June 2018 Roundtable – a more nuanced approach to school improvement?

The DfE’s approach to school improvement since the Academy Act 2010 came into force has been very intervention heavy – first with a significant increase in academy sponsorship, followed more recently by the rebrokering or transferring of academies between trusts.

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Press release

12 March 2018 Manchester education team top of the class at Browne Jacobson

The Manchester education team at Browne Jacobson has established itself as the go to law firm for education work across the North West following a strong year in which it has achieved 36 per cent growth.

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Guide

Coasting Schools Consultation

This guidance is relevant to senior and system leaders in maintained schools in England and outlines the DfE’s proposed definition of a ‘coasting’ school and details the consultation process.

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Understanding re-brokerage for academies webinar


In this webinar, Hayley and Katie will explore re-brokerage arrangements including the Regional School Commissioners’ legal powers and the circumstances in which an academy may be at risk of being re-brokered, as well as the potential consequences of refusing to consent to such an arrangement.

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