Academy watch

30 Nov 2015

Teachers at “chaotic” free school vote unanimously to strike after over-stressed and anxious colleague collapses in front of class and para-medics have to be called.
Local MP expresses concern and demands answers about misuse of public funds.

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no forced academies march
8 Oct 2015

Academies Enterprise Trust were given a Financial Notice to Improve in 2014 that is still current: they have history. The list is not in date order and goes back to 2013.


26 Sep 2015

Many people enthused by the Jeremy Corbyn and coming into the fight against the establishment will have had experience of fighting austerity or fighting against the war.
They may not have much experience of the arguments around education however. The first step is to understand where we are and secondly what the progressive arguments against the break up of our education system that the academies programme represents are. We have compiled some essential reading.

23 Jan 2015

Aldridge Foundation academies have been in the news. In the last few months the head of one of their academies has been suspended and forced out alongside reports of poor inspection grades and financial problems.

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20 Dec 2014

The DFE has lifted expansion ban on ATT despite the fact that of their 9 academies inspected since they became ATT academies 7 require improvement and 2 are good. They are now looking to expand.

We look at their record