Wrenn Academy, Wellingborough

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Wrenn Academy is one in every of 5 Schooling Fellowship Belief colleges to be rated insufficient by Ofsted

An academy belief has had its funding terminated following a sequence of poor Ofsted inspections.

5 of the 12 colleges sponsored by the Schooling Fellowship Belief (TEFT) are at present rated as “insufficient”.

The Division for Schooling (DfE) mentioned it had agreed to a request from the belief to terminate its funding settlement “following ongoing considerations” about instructional efficiency.

It’s the first time an academy chain has had to surrender all of its colleges.

The Islip-based belief is answerable for the schooling of about 6,500 college students in Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Maidenhead in Berkshire.

Of the 5 colleges rated insufficient, three have been issued with termination warning notices final September. A fourth warning got here in January.

The next 5 out of the Schooling Fellowship Belief’s 12 colleges have been rated insufficient by Ofsted.

  • Ruskin Junior Faculty, Wellingborough
  • Blackthorn Major Faculty, Northampton
  • Risdene Academy, Rushden
  • Rushden Group Faculty, Rushden
  • Wrenn Faculty, Wellingborough

Supply: Division for Schooling

The belief’s colleges will now must be transferred to new sponsors.

Its chief working officer, Lizzie Rowe, mentioned it had requested to switch its academies “following a assessment of monetary constraints dealing with the schooling sector and the misalignment of values with the DfE”.

In 2014, an Schooling Funding Company report raised considerations in regards to the trust’s financial practices.

It questioned governors’ bills of £45,000, a visit to New York and unadvertised jobs for relations.