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Hinds: Labour academies plan is ‘reckless’

Damian Hinds has criticised Labour’s plans to put a halt to the academies programme, labelling them as “reckless”. The education secretary said returning academies and free schools to local authority oversight would “turn the clock back on the successful education … Continue reading

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National Education Service – with Melissa Benn and Diane Reay

A not to be missed, very exciting public event that will focus on the National Education Service and feature Diane Reay (see below) (https://www.theguardian.com/…/english-class-system-shaped-i…) and Melissa Benn who has a new book called “Life Lessons: the Case for a National … Continue reading

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Angela Rayner and the end of the Academies Programme

Rayner ends the academies programme but her ‘new regulatory framework’ excludes the role of local authorities in enabling democratic participation in a local progressive vision for school education   Richard Hatcher   Angela Rayner’s conference speech [1] focused on academies … Continue reading

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AAA statement on Labour’s education policy announcement

  AAA Statement on Labour’s policy announcement Education for the many, not the few. Angela Rayner’s bold speech has put an end to the era of ‘cross party consensus’ on academisation that has dominated the education policy of the main … Continue reading

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Schools forced to shell out £3.8 million in council conversion fees

Schools have had to shell out £3.8 million to cover the legal costs of converting to academies after a surge in councils passing on the bill. A Schools Week investigation has revealed that more than half of councils now impose … Continue reading

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