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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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GCSE results set to accelerate plan to turn secondary schools into academies

From The Guardian
Higher government GCSE targets mean the number of secondary schools deemed to be failing has almost doubled in a year, something likely to further accelerate the already rapid transformation of schoolsinto academies.
GCSE results for more than 4,000 state and private secondary schools and colleges in England showed that in 195 schools less than 40% of pupils reached the benchmark level of at least five passes at grade C or higher, including English and maths.

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Spotlight on Sponsors – Academies Enterprise Trust

The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the fastest growing Academy chain. There are questions about the extent of AET experience. Do they have the capacity to run 38 schools? Do they have sufficient primary experience?

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Downhills parent takes legal action against dismissal of Governors and unlawful imposition of Interim Executive Board

Susan Moyse, a parent of a child at Downhills primary school, has advised the Secretary of State of her intention to seek a judicial review of the decision to replace the school’s Governing Body with an Interim Executive Board (“IEB”).

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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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