Some facts about the new education secretary Nadhim Zahawi

According to website theyworkforyou, Zahawi has “consistently” voted for greater autonomy for schools and in support of the academies programme. Shock.

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/nadhim-zahawi-11-facts-about-the-new-education-secretary/?mc_cid=c94a5bb81d&mc_eid=dc06f247e6

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Former bosses of scandal hit academy trust sued over missing millions

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/schoolscompany-former-bosses-of-scandal-hit-academy-trust-sued-over-missing-millions/

A scandal-hit academy trust is suing former trustees to recover up to £2.8 million of “lost public funds”.

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Bill to make academies give careers advice

A bill to make the provision of careers advice a statutory duty for academies has cleared its first Commons hurdle, increasing its chance of becoming law.

https://www.tes.com/news/law-make-academies-give-careers-advice-backed-mps

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Academy ex pupils tell if toxic and abusive environment

More than 100 former students at a troubled London academy have published an open letter to its governors, Ofsted and the government alleging a catalogue of serious failings in pastoral care and safeguarding of pupils, including “off-rolling” of some students and failure to act appropriately in peer-on-peer sexual assault.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/sep/08/the-trauma-stays-with-me-ex-pupils-of-london-school-tell-of-toxic-and-abusive-environment

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Our schools should be in public hands

Academies are replacing the public education system as we know it – and we’re losing control of our children’s future. And whilst we are told this improves standards – the evidence just doesn’t prove it.

https://weownit.org.uk/public-ownership/schools

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