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Pupils ‘over aided’ in SATs exam by Harris Academy

We have been sent this by someone connected with Harris Academy Philip Lane (formerly known as Downhills) which became an academy because SATs were not good enough. Looks from this letter sent to parents, that Harris did improve results… by … Continue reading

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The worrying number of unqualified teachers in Birmingham schools

Unsurprisingly, teachers in schools outside local authority control were much more likely to be employing non-QTS teachers. In LA maintained primary schools, 2.4% of teachers were unqualified (based on full-time equivalent roles), while it was 3.4% in converter academies, 5.6% … Continue reading

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Parents launch petition for ballot over academisation of seven primary schools in Deal

Parents fear a repeat of one school’s financial crisis could endanger the education offered at seven of Deal’s primary schools if they convert to academies. A petition has been set up asking for a ballot amid concerns over the consultation … Continue reading

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It’s worse than Carillion: our outsourced schools are leaving parents frozen out

This is a story they don’t want you to know. Much of it had to be prised from the grip of officials in Whitehall and the local town hall. Yet it demands to be told, because it shows how democracy … Continue reading

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Academy trusts’ growing debt brings total deficit to £65m

A growing number of academy trusts have fallen into debt – bringing their total deficit to £65m, government data shows. Union leaders have warned the rise was another sign of the impact of government cuts to school funding. The figures from the Department for … Continue reading

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