A story has appeared in the Observer 19/10/14, that looks into the claims that three schools had prior warning of an Ofsted visit. It reveals new emails that indicate that they had prior knowledge of an inspection. They also reveal expenses including a Vera Wang teaset costing £420.
Academy Headteacher ‘steps down’ in Leicester
The Leicester Mercury newspaper announced on 16th September 2014 that Mrs Pat Dubas, the head/principal of The Samworth Enterprise Academy, Leicester’s only academy, had ‘stepped down following poor GCSE results’.
Hove Park Governors Vote to Reject Academy Status
Statement from Hands Off Hove Park School campaign group:
“The parents, carers and members of the community that make up Hands Off Hove Park School are delighted and thrilled that the governors have ultimately made the right decision and voted no to academy status. This is an excellent result for the whole of this school community but also for all schools across Brighton & Hove.
Nicky Morgan has given her first interview since schools have started, and has talked about considering for-profit education. She acknowledges that many people would not be happy with the idea, but says she has “left the door open to the introduction of for-profit schools, saying it was a policy on which she was happy to take further advice’
ANTI ACADEMY CAMPAIGNER SUSPENDED BY HARINGEY COUNCIL
A London council has suspended an elected NUT official. Julie Davies, Haringey NUT branch secretary and a vocal supporter of the Save Downhills anti academy campaign, was suspended just before the end of the summer term. This week the NUT will challenge the Council at the High Court.