New Schools Network must win two bids to maintain current role

New Schools Network will have to win two bids for public contracts to maintain its current role supporting the government’s education reforms, it was announced this week.

The news comes as speculation grows that the government might be about to cut back the financial support it gives to the charity.

New Schools Network was formed to support groups looking to set up free schools, and receives money from the Department for Education to do so. It is run by Toby Young, who recently resigned from his role at the Office for Students over his suitability for the role.

Since 2013 it has also run the Academy Ambassadors programme, which helps academy trusts to recruit business people to their boards. Over 480 business leaders have so far been placed on trust boards under the scheme.

Read the full article in the Tes.

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