Academy watch


14 Jan 2014

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.

9 Dec 2013

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 …

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10 Aug 2013

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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10 Aug 2013

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. …

23 Apr 2013

Concerns grow over rapid expansion of larger sponsors
One of the country’s largest academy chains has been hit with an official warning by the government over …

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