Monday 11 March 2013

Primary school parents in row over takeover by academy chain

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Parents of Roke school in Croydon say ‘farcical’ consultation did not even ask them about control by Harris Federation

Parents at a popular primary school threatened with takeover by an academy chain have labelled a promised consultation a farce after the main questionnaire failed to even ask them if they wanted the school to change status.

A group of parents battling plans to remove Roke primary in Croydon, south London from local authority control have also released a transcript of a meeting in which a Department for Education “broker” told them she believed the school was failing based largely on a half-hour tour during which she thought the children looked “bored”.

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