Academy watch

Downhills Strike Harris
4 Feb 2014

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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3 Feb 2014

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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Downhills Strike Harris
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.

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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