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New Schools Network: Let parents take over ‘untouchable’ schools

Whatever they may claim, the New Schools Network is effectively an extension of the Tory Party. Their latest idea for breaking up our education system ….. Parents and community groups should be allowed to take over failing schools, according to … Continue reading

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MAT CEOs tell boards what they should be paid

Governors call for honest debate about whether power in academy trusts is concentrated in the hands of too few people . Some academy trust CEOs have been telling their boards what they should be paid, rather than going through due … Continue reading

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Academies without parents on boards ‘risk community rejection’

We think – The whole model is wrong and popping a few parents onto governing bodies isn’t going to change that. Remote/undemocratic/exorbitant executive salaries/re-brokering. There’s nothing to like here. We need a Nat. Ed. Service fit for purpose. Not this … Continue reading

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Teacher retention rates are worsening, and 7 other school workforce findings

Academy bosses get paid more than their LA counterparts (but teachers get less!) Heads earn more in academies – £92,600 in secondary academies, compared to £90,800 in council-maintained secondaries. BUT, secondary classroom teachers in academies actually earn less – £37,400 … Continue reading

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The fight against academisation isn’t simply about performance; it is about protecting our communities

The fight against academisation isn’t simply about performance; it is about protecting our communities One only needs to type in “academisation of schools” into Google to catch a glimpse of the scale of the fight against academisation across Britain. Communities … Continue reading

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