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Collaborative Academies Trust will lose all but one of its schools

Eight of the nine schools run by the Essex-based Collaborative Academies Trust are to be moved to new sponsors. In March, local media reported that the trust, set up by the American for-profit school improvement company Edison Learning, will walk … Continue reading

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Protest Betsy DeVos visit on Wednesday, June 13th

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Campaigning Against Academisation Saturday 16th June

Great to have Vix Lothian (Green Party education spokesperson) and Prof. Anne West (LSE) co-author with David Woolfe of ‘Academies, the school system in England and a vision for the future’ (published last week and showing academies to have fewer … Continue reading

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Academies ‘have less freedom’

The majority of academies have less freedom than before they converted, according to researchers. A study published today also says there is a lack of transparency about the way academies are run and that the programme opens the door to … Continue reading

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£9m flagship science school forced to shut just four years after opening

A litany of problems with teaching, safeguarding and pupil recruitment have forced a flagship free school to close down. On Tuesday, teachers, students and parents were informed that The Discovery School, in Newcastle, would shut its doors for good by … Continue reading

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