Schools group director is to resign post

THE head of an educational group, in charge of two Daventry schools, has announced his resignation from a £300,000 job.

Sir Bruce Liddington is to leave his post as director general of E-ACT, which sponsors two schools in Daventry.

E-ACT is the second largest provider of academies, overseeing 31 schools educating 20,000 pupils, but the group was dealt a major blow last week after it emerged it was given an official warning by the Government.

It become the first academy sponsor to be issued with a “financial notice to improve” by the Education Funding Agency following a series of “weaknesses” in the way it handled its schools’ accounts.

He will leave E-ACT at the end of his formal notice period on October 31 and until then he will be seconded to another post advising the Government on developing academy sponsors.