News and events
Trevor Averre-Beeson was the Head teacher at Islington Green and pushed through the move to academy status against fierce opposition from trade unions and the community in 2008. He has now written a book about his experience, called ‘We Don’t Need No Education – 101 ways to transform a school’ .
Sweden was an early adopter of for-profit education and has been cited by Michael Gove as an inspiration for some of his reforms. It’s from Sweden that he took the idea of free schools. The key note speaker for the conference with SERTUC on 7th Feb has now been confirmed as Linda Norrby, senior officer of Swedish teaching union Lärarförbundet.
The Daily Mirror estimates that up to £4m may have been spent on free school projects that never opened. That’s on top of the millions spent on empty places in the schools that did open…..
The DFE has lifted expansion ban on ATT despite the fact that of their 9 academies inspected since they became ATT academies 7 require improvement and 2 are good. They are now looking to expand.
We look at their record