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Kevin Courtney condemns academy push

Finally the Government has come clean on its education priorities and admitted that its real agenda all along has been that every school must become an academy. The fig leaf of ‘parental choice’, ‘school autonomy’ and ‘raising standards’ has finally been dropped

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Veteran campaigner meets Ofsted chief

  Veteran anti academies campaigner and Islington NUT joint Secretary Ken Muller had an unexpected opportunity today. He and some colleagues ran into Michael Wilshaw the head of government inspection service Ofsted. Ken who led the fight against the academisation … Continue reading

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Open academies and academy projects in development

Open academies and academy projects in development. Feb 2016

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New pressure on schools to become Academies

Jess Edwards, Joint Secretary Lambeth NUT
Last month saw the passing of the Education and Adoption Bill and as some commentators have said this is a dark day for education.
The Bill will force more schools to become academies but is based on scant evidence. In fact even the Education Committee of parliament finds little to recommend about academies saying that
There is at present no convincing evidence of the impact of academy status on attainment in primary schools.

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Small Heath teachers fight on for sacked union Rep

Small Heath School in Birmingham will take further strike action in defence of victimised NUT rep Simon O’Hara.

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