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1m academy and free school pupils ‘could be eating unhealthy lunches’

More than a million children at academies and free schools could be eating unhealthy lunches because those institutions are exempt from tough food standards, council leaders have warned.
From The Guardian
Academies and free schools which opt out of national regulations are failing in their moral duty to ensure pupils receive healthy dinners, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

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Harris Federation – Spotlight on Sponsors

The Harris Federation is a key player amongst academy chains and has played a leading role in developing academy policies since they were introduced by New Labour. The Federation is named after Lord Phillip Harris of Peckham, one of the richest men in Britain. Harris is a member of the Tory Party and has many large donations.

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Who is Gove giving our Primary Schools to?

Gove has now identified 96 Primary schools and 65 secondary schools which are to become sponsored academies, many against the wishes of staff and pupils. We have looked at the GCSE results for these schools, it does not fill you with confidence.

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100 schools to be handed to education chains with troubling results

The Telegraph reports that the government have identified sponsors for 100 primary schools which they describe as ‘underperforming’ and are to be forced to become academies.

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Academies exclude twice as many pupils as local authority schools

While the local authority rate for permanent exclusions is .14% and all academies are double this at .3% some academies exclude far higher numbers. 8 academies exclude more than 1% of their pupils with All Saints Academy Dunstable excluding 3.24%

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