A new YouGov survey has asked people what their opinion is on Academies and ‘Free’ schools.
Only ¼ of the participants think either academies or ‘free’ schools will improve standards, with over ½ thinking they will make no difference or make them worse.
Are you listening Mr Gove?
Do you think turning more schools into academies – which have the freedom to set their own rates of pay for staff and greater independence over the curriculum and their budgets – will make education standards better or worse, or will it make no difference?
will make standards better 27
will make standards worse 24
will make no difference 29
don’t know 20
Do you think the creation of “Free Schools” – new state schools set up by parents, teachers or voluntary groups which are outside the control of local authorities – will make education standards better or worse, or will it make no difference?
will make standards better 23
will make standards worse 33
will make no difference 23
don’t know 21
The founders who set up “Free Schools” are not able to make a profit from running them but they are allowed to commission private companies to provide services to the schools.
In principle are you in favour or against allowing free schools to commission private companies to manage their school?
In favour 28
Don’t know 28