Sunday 11 September 2011

Gove wants to force primary schools to become academies

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Michael Gove has announced that he intends to force 200 ‘failing’ primary schools to become Academies, with another 500 threatened.

The history of Academies ‘fixing’ schools is not very impressive.

Of the 74 Academies entering pupils for 2 or more years of GCSE’s In 2009, 32% saw their results fall, this is a larger proportion than in the maintained sector.
Does Michael Gove really think that taking Primary Schools out of the direction of Local Authorities, and placing them in the hands of other schools, is what they need? Or is he creating chains of Academies ripe for Edu-business to pick?

We are receiving many calls and emails from Primary Schools concerned about Gove’s plans. If you would like us to send a speaker to meet your Headteacher / Governors / Staff / Parents please email office@antiacademies.org.uk or call 07528 201 697

Anti Academies Alliance analysis of the schools that Gove is targetting here
Government targets Primaries in poorest communities

Anti Academies Alliance leaflet for parents in Primary Schools targetted by Gove click here

We have emailed every Primary School Head in England.
Click here to read the letter

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