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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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Academy chain hit with accounts warning

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 serious concerns about the financial management of its schools, TES can reveal. E-Act, which … Continue reading

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