Monday 28 September 2015

10 academy myths, and the facts that disprove them

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Myth 1: Local authorities are no good at helping schools improve. That’s why “inadequate” schools must be converted to academies.clip_image002

The facts: Of the 331 primary schools that were rated “Inadequate” at their previous inspection, and did not become academies, only two remained “inadequate” by the time Ofsted called again. On average, this was less than 21 months later.

Of 59 secondary schools that were rated “Inadequate” at their previous inspection, and did not become academies, only four (7%) remained “inadequate” by the time Ofsted called again. On average, this was less than 15 months later.

There is no need for the forced academisation of the Education and Adoption Bill. Local authorities are actually remarkably successful at helping “inadequate” maintained schools to improve.

See the full article on Local Schools Network

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