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PARENTS are claiming a victory after plans to convert St James Junior School into an academy were halted.
The High Court has ruled in favour of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham halting the Secretary of State’s decision to convert The Warren Comprehensive School into an academy against the wishes of local residents. Continue reading
Parents have recently received a letter informing them that the governors of the school have voted against the proposal to become an academy with REAch2 as its sponsor. Continue reading
We shouldn’t be surprised that the Government’s Free Schools programme is failing. Failure is built in to the system: it’s a natural – even desirable – consequence of the English education market designed by Gove and his soon to be ex-advisor Dominic Cummings. He’s the man who implemented the policy while working for the DfE and is now leaving to set up his own free school. Continue reading
PARENTS in Tredworth have written to education’s top dog in a bid to derail plans to turn St James CofE Junior School into an academy.
The Upton Street school was placed in special measures in September after a damning report by education watchdog Ofsted which criticised pupils’ achievement and teaching standards.
The Government requires every school which goes into special measures to become a sponsored academy – but this has not sat well with parents. They feel there was not enough consultation with them before the decision was made. Continue reading