Author Archives: AAA office

Why it is time for Labour to put an end to the academies programme once and for all

EARLY 20 years since their controversial introduction by New Labour in the early noughties, academies continue to see scandal after scandal appear in both local and national media. As it stands, around 70 per cent of secondary pupils and just … Continue reading

Posted in Top story | Comments Off on Why it is time for Labour to put an end to the academies programme once and for all

Pupils and parents protest academisation of primary school

Parents at a primary school have slammed its governing body and accused them of “going behind our backs” after controversial academisation plans were sprung on them from out of the blue. Handsworth Primary School in Highams Park sent an email … Continue reading

Posted in Top story | Comments Off on Pupils and parents protest academisation of primary school

Exposed: The Downing Street teacher reception where academies reigned supreme

A Downing Street reception for school teachers hosted by the prime minister last month was an “ideological love-in” at which staff from academies and free schools outnumbered those from maintained schools five to one. Theresa May and Damian Hinds welcomed … Continue reading

Posted in Top story | Comments Off on Exposed: The Downing Street teacher reception where academies reigned supreme

Troubled UCAT academy trust to close, shedding seven schools

After announcing plans to walk away from four of its schools last month, UCAT has confirmed this week that it will also give up the remaining three. Leaders say it “cannot continue to operate financially and provide the education we … Continue reading

Posted in Top story | Comments Off on Troubled UCAT academy trust to close, shedding seven schools

‘Termination warning notice’ served to troubled Runcorn free school

told to improve or have its funding pulled. The Department for Education (DfE) has served Sandymoor School with a ‘termination warning notice’ informing it that it has not done enough to address concerns identified by Ofsted. School leaders have until … Continue reading

Posted in Top story | Comments Off on ‘Termination warning notice’ served to troubled Runcorn free school