Education in brief: Revealed – the scale of the DfE’s ambition on academies

The scale of the almost military-style exercise at the Department for Education to turn as many conventional state schools into academies as possible has been set out in graphic detail in a DfE presentation obtained by Education Guardian.

A total of 304 DfE staff posts are allocated to academies.

Dominic Herrington, as director of the DfE’s Academies Group, leads a phalanx of seven deputy directors, each heading one of seven divisions. These range from the Academy Converters Division, which has 90 staff, to Academies Central Operations Division, with 53 staff; the Sponsored Academy Projects Division, with 54, and Sponsor Relationship and Development Division, with 30.

From The Guardian

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One Response to Education in brief: Revealed – the scale of the DfE’s ambition on academies

  1. Peter Cobrin says:

    Simply put, the local authority management of, and accountability for, its schools has been transferred to a centralised and non-accountable team at the DfE.

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