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Shocking stories about academies…

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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Growing problems with the Academies programme

If you listen to Michael Gove and some of the press you would think that the Academy programme has been an unbridled success. Yet the reality is that there is not a month that goes by without more problems hitting Academies and ‘Free’ Schools. We list just some of the recent problems.

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NUT Edufacts

EduFacts aims to challenge Government and media rhetoric by presenting the facts about what’s going on in our schools, our education system and in the teaching profession. Each EduFacts factsheet presents a series of short factual statements about a topical … Continue reading

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Poor Prospects

Prospects Services, the education firm blocked from taking on more academy schools because of poor performance, managed to persuade a Tory education minister to overrule his civil servants and ignore the firm’s failures, papers obtained by Private Eye under Freedom of Information show.

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Harris Feed

Daniel Moynihan, chief executive of the Harris academy of 19 academy schools, somehow also finds the time to be an accredited additional schools inspector, one of a pool of experienced education figures registered with the agency Tribal Education and used by Ofsted to carry out inspections that can make or break a school. …

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