The announcement has been made that there will be legislation unveiled in the budget to turn every school in England into an academy independent of local authority control .
Draft legislation, to be published possibly as early as Thursday will begin the process of implementing a pledge made by David Cameron in his conference speech last autumn.
This flies in the face of any evidence about the validity of the Academy model as a vehicle for school improvement. This starts with the Education Select Committee who said that ‘There is at present no convincing evidence of the impact of academy status on attainment in primary schools’.
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