Thursday 14 March 2013

Lancashire council leader allows heads to ban government “academy brokers” from schools

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Government Officials have no right to enter schools.

Lancashire’s county council leader has told schools to ban government “academy” brokers” from their premises.

In the latest battle over government attempts to force more schools to become academies Coun Geoff Driver has told headteachers the officials have no right to enter schools.

The leader of ther Conservative controlled council has written to education secretary Michael Gove, calling for urgent talks to discuss the affect attempts to force schools into converting to academies is having on pupils’ education.

He protested to the minister last year but attempts to arrange a meeting have so far failed.

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