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Dominic Raab ‘more rightwing on education than Thatcher’

Tory leadership hopeful Dominic Raab has been described as more rightwing than Margaret Thatcher over his proposal to let state schools be run by profit-making companies Raab, who is second favourite in the race to be the next prime minister, … Continue reading

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Don’t create monopolies of ‘mega-MATs’, government warned

The government has been warned against establishing “monopolies” of mega-MATS as new figures show almost 200 trusts have been given approval to merge. Analysis of headteacher board meeting minutes show at least 190 trusts were given approval to merge in … Continue reading

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Failing schools more likely to improve under LA control, new study claims

Schools with poor Ofsted grades were more likely to improve if they stayed under local authority control than if they converted to academies, a new analysis has found. Not only that, the study found good schools that converted to academies … Continue reading

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Peacehaven academy plans axed after parent and staff campaign

Parents and teachers who campaigned against plans to turn two popular primary schools in East Sussex into academies are celebrating after governors decided they should remain under the control of their local authority. Families and staff from Telscombe Cliffs and … Continue reading

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‘Welcome to the world of free schools’: report reveals chaotic inside story behind closed academy

A since-closed free school was given the funding green light just nine working days before it was due to open, with civil servants issuing “dire warnings of impending closure” from day one, it has been claimed. In a damning report … Continue reading

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