Tag Archives: Sponsors

Save Downhills School press release

One of the final tasks undertaken by the legitimate governing body was a parental ballot to gauge current views about academy status. The votes were counted on Friday 16th – 147 voted against, 14 for and 5 don’t knows.

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Protest: Keep the fat cats out of our schools

The Academies Show on Wednesday 16th May will be a privatisation jamboree with for-profit providers touting their wares. As Michael Gove forces increasing numbers of schools to become academies, the edubusinesses are queuing up to cash in.

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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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Academy chains: No case for expansion

Of the 249 schools listed in the DfE data as ‘sponsor-led’ academies, almost a third are run by chains. So how are the chains performing?

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