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Shocking stories about academies…

DfE bars 14 academy chains from taking on more schools

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 academy plans could spark teachers’ strike across Brighton and Hove

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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NUT calls for answers from Gove in Barnfield police probe

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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NUT/NASUWT issues first strike notice at a HARRIS Academy (Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich)

If there is no progress in negotiations over “the unreasonable frequency of full scale external observations, workload and the failure of the head to meet with unions to try and resolve” then the first day of joint strike action will be on Thursday 6th Feb, with other dates to follow should no progress be made

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Unprecedented school privatisation would put profits before pupils

UNISON is warning that profits could be put before pupils, and head teachers could lose control of vital services in 80 academies across the country, as part of a proposal for an unprecedented privatisation of school services by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)

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