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Ofsted: Busting the myths about academies and local authority schools

For the Anti Academies Alliance, Ofsted is not the final arbiter on the quality of education and it has been much criticised for its role in the academisation of schools. However this week’s data is yet further proof that the programme is not working and must be stopped until a full inquiry into education can be held.

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£71m Paid to Companies Owned by Academy Directors

The National Audit Office has reported that 976 academy trusts – 43% of those examined in 2013 – disclosed “related party transactions” worth an estimated £71m. Almost £9m of this money posed a risk to public money, it added.

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Millions Wasted on Unproven School Improvement Experiment

The National Audit Office has warned that despite £382m spent every year on monitoring schools and interventions, there are weaknesses in government efforts to raise school standards. The NAO questions how much the Department for Education knows about problems at school level, in a system with increasing autonomy for individual schools and academy chains.

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Video: Copland, the education sell off

The story of the campaign to save Copland school from being turned into an academy

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Is David Ross the right person to run Ofsted? Some facts

David Ross has been named as a favourite for the role of Chair of Ofsted. His education trust runs 25 academies. 6 are in Special Measures, 7 require improvement. He has donated £200,000 to the Tory Party.

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