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There is ample evidence that many of the 24 open free schools or those that are due to open later this year will have a negative impact on existing good or outstanding local schools.
Haringey Anti Academies Alliance has produced a ‘Support Downhills’ newspaper. Articles include: David Lammy MP on ‘Forced academies are undemocratic’, Spotlight on Sponsors – Harris Federation
The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the fastest growing Academy chain. There are questions about the extent of AET experience. Do they have the capacity to run 38 schools? Do they have sufficient primary experience?
Figures in a recent government consultation paper on the funding of academies have revealed that Gove’s policy of getting schools to convert to academies is expected to cost nearly £600 million more than planned over the two year period 2011 – 2013.
The Harris Federation is a key player amongst academy chains and has played a leading role in developing academy policies since they were introduced by New Labour. The Federation is named after Lord Phillip Harris of Peckham, one of the richest men in Britain. Harris is a member of the Tory Party and has many large donations.