At last a glimmer of light as DfE forced to release academy sponsor takeover fees after tribunal ruling | Schools Week

The Department for Education (DfE) has been ordered to reveal how much it paid new academy sponsors to takeover failing schools, after a 12-month legal battle

Source: DfE forced to release academy sponsor takeover fees after tribunal ruling | Schools Week

Mr Farrer QC also criticised the advice given to children’s minister Sam Gyimah by civil servants encouraging him to reject the information request.

“The evidence supporting that opinion was tenuous, to say the least, and the [minister] took no account of the possible weaknesses in the argument submitted, because they were never drawn to the minister’s attention.”

I wonder how many other ministers can’t spot the weaknesses in arguments presented by civil servants? Or is it possible they don’t want to spot them?

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