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Is Rebekah Brookes a ‘fit and proper’ Academy governor?

The arrest of Rebekah Brookes, former Editor of the News of the World, as part of the investigation into phone hacking and the corrupting of Police Officers raises concerns over her position as a Governor of Furness Academy in Preston.

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Kingsbury High could face strikes over academy vote

A KINGSBURY school will apply for academy status but could face strikes and risks becoming a “cause celebre”, teaching unions claims.

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Kingsbury High pupils strike

Around 200 pupils stayed out of lessons, chanting and protesting when the bell went. They demanded a meeting with the Head

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William Tyndale School backs down over academy bid in face of court threat

A LEGAL threat by parents has forced an Islington school to abandon its plans to become a new academy – which would see it opt out of local authority control – in a move that observers say could have implications across the country.

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“We will not be bought for £1 million” – St George’s Primary Portland

‘We will not be bought for £1million’: That is the message from the headteacher of a Portland primary school which has opted out of the island’s proposed academy vision. The governing body of St George’s Primary School has decided to … Continue reading

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