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.
25 Feb 2015
THERE has been “huge” feedback to the public consultation on Oxted School’s plans to seek foundation status before becoming an academy. About 400 e-mails had been sent in by current or prospective parents by last Wednesday’s consultation deadline, and the school has held a series of face-to-face meetings with parents. Petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/we-demand-a-ballot?source=facebook-share-button&time=1421574285
25 Feb 2015
Parents are preparing to hold a protest in a bid to disband the governing body at a school as it bids to become an academy. Many parents are angry at the lack of consultation and feel they are left with many unanswered questions. They want the process to be started again from scratch.
19 Jan 2015
Parents have called for a halt to proposals to turn one of Surrey’s largest secondary schools into an academy. The governors of Oxted School, in Oxted, are working with the Howard Partnership Trust to make the change. They say academy status would allow them to have more control and improve standards. But some parents have said they are not convinced and do not believe there has been enough consultation on the plans.
2 Dec 2014
Hands Off Inkersall Primary School!
Inkersall Primary School is a very large primary in Derbyshire that serves the community for Inkersall. Over 400 children are educated at the school. Unfortunately, the school was deemed inadequate by Ofsted in February this year, and this made it a prime target for the DfE’s academy programme.