Forced academisation

17 Nov 2015

NUT, NASUWT and ATL members at Small Heath School, Birmingham are taking their 4th day of strike action on November 18th
Please send messages of support c/o Simon O’Hara NUT rep: jo_simon@yahoo.co.uk

27 Oct 2015

The Education and Adoption Bill 2015-16 will enable the secretary of state to, through her regional schools commissioners, to require ‘coasting’ schools to convert to become sponsored academies. Governors who oppose these measures will be removed. In practice, before the passage of this bill, a number of schools, academy trusts and DfE academy ‘brokers’ may have ignored the provisions of the 2010 Academies Act, which required all schools proposing to convert, forced or not, to consult parents.

4 Jun 2015

The Tories believe they have the wind in the sails. Morgan’s announcement of a new Education Bill is pure Gove: More “failure”, more blame, more academies, and more privatisation.

3 Jun 2015

When Nicky Morgan took over from Michael Gove there was a sigh of relief from schools across England when she said she was not a forcing type of person. But her first education bill could force hundreds of headteachers on to the scrap heap and their schools into multi academy chains.