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Academies received extra money ‘by mistake’

The Financial Times reports that “Hundreds of state schools that took part in the government’s flagship academies reform programme last year were accidentally given large incentives to do so, often worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.”

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Anti Academies Alliance Annual General Meeting

Saturday 14th January, 1pm – 4pm. Introduction by : Melissa Benn, author of School Wars & Alasdair Smith, national secretary Anti Academies Alliance. There will be sessions on Forced academies, Labour and academies and ‘Free’ schools.

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Coventry Council oppose forced academy conversions

Coventry Council have voted to opposed the forced conversion of Local Authority maintained schools to academies. If this decision was repeated by councils across the country it would be far harder for Gove and the DfE to bully schools into leaving the Local Authority.

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‘Free’ schools have to contribute to council infrastructure costs

Another loophole in the government’s ‘Free’ schools policy has come to light, leading at least one ‘Free’ school to have to pay out £27,729 to Reading Council.

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Westminster primary school resists forced academisation.

Westminster primary school in Birmingham were recently told they were on Michael Gove’s hit list as an underperforming school. They were threatened with becoming a forced academy.

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