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Controversy over proposed PR bill (from the TES)

November 7, 2011

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(Original article from the TES) The use of taxpayers’ money by academy chains has been called into question after it emerged that the UK’s largest sponsor is to spend £1 million on public relations. United Church Schools Trust (UCST) and its subsidiary United Learning Trust (ULT), which sponsors 20 academies across the country, is advertising […]

How much should you spend promoting your school?

November 7, 2011

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Following on from the article in the TES in October 2011 and my follow up letter, what is it reasonable to spend money on to promote your school? It’s easy to criticise headline figures without knowing all the details. If this were just the budget for all marketing activity for 20 academies that’s £10,000 per academy a […]

Education spending to fall: will you be hit most?

October 26, 2011

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A report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has stated that ” …public spending on education in the UK will fall by 3.5% per year in real terms between 2010–11 and 2014–15. This would  represent the largest cut in education spending over any four-year period since at least the 1950s, and would return education spending as […]