Academy watch


AAA general briefing cartoon
10 Apr 2014

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.

primary percentages
20 Mar 2014

Just 11% of English Primary schools are academies, and primaries make up the vast bulk of schools. Clearly Michael Gove has a long way to go to reach his dream, and he is running out of time.

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academies barred
20 Mar 2014

The Department for Education revealed that 14 organisations – currently sponsoring 170 academies – are unable to expand until urgent improvements are made.

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hove park school
19 Mar 2014

Union leaders have warned of a teacher strike across Brighton and Hove unless an improving school drops plans for academy conversion. The school is one of the country’s most improved over the last few years.

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20 Feb 2014

The deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers is calling for local authorities to take responsibility for free schools and academies following the revelations about Barnfield College this morning.

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