7 Jun 2013
The scale of the almost military-style exercise at the Department for Education to turn as many conventional state schools into academies as possible has been set out in graphic detail in a DfE presentation obtained by Education Guardian.
A total of 304 DfE staff posts are allocated to academies.
Dominic Herrington, as director of the DfE’s Academies Group, leads a phalanx of seven deputy directors, each heading one of seven divisions. These range from the Academy Converters Division, which has 90 staff, to Academies Central Operations Division, with 53 staff; the Sponsored Academy Projects Division, with 54, and Sponsor Relationship and Development Division, with 30.