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Shocking stories about academies…

Busting the Myths part 2 – LA schools are outperforming academies

The headline ‘Status does not make a difference’ is not true. Schools that have stayed with the local authority are showing a long-term trend of improvement, whilst the shine is coming off the academies programme.

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Ofsted: Busting the myths about academies and local authority schools

For the Anti Academies Alliance, Ofsted is not the final arbiter on the quality of education and it has been much criticised for its role in the academisation of schools. However this week’s data is yet further proof that the programme is not working and must be stopped until a full inquiry into education can be held.

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Is David Ross the right person to run Ofsted? Some facts

David Ross has been named as a favourite for the role of Chair of Ofsted. His education trust runs 25 academies. 6 are in Special Measures, 7 require improvement. He has donated £200,000 to the Tory Party.

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The Tory Ideologues who are taking over our schools – infogram

As Michael Gove and the DfE continue to hand our schools over to private sponsors as academies, or allow ‘free’ schools to be opened by an assortment of individuals and organisations, it is worth taking a quick look at just how many of these people are closely associated with the Conservative Party or Gove.

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Voluntary academies, forced academies and free schools…Keep fighting

As you will see, the alarming failure rate in academies has left the credibility of the programme in tatters, yet it goes on like a zombie risen from the dead.

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