16 Sep '14

News Government system 'fails to address conflicts of interest' at academy schools

Payments to trustees and executives and conflicts such as in Birmingham 'Trojan horse' schools rarely detected, says reportThe government was on Wednesday accused of failing to maintain proper oversight of its academy schools after a report highlighted flaws in the system for dealing with potential conflicts of interest, amid evidence of academy trusts paying their own trustees and executives large sums of public money for goods and services.The Institute of Education report, commissioned by MPs on the cross-party education select committee, found the system had improved in the past two years but checks and balances on conflicts of interest remained "too weak" with "questionable practices" still being signed off. Continue reading...

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