7 Mar 2012

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.

8 Feb 2012

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?

6 Feb 2012

In December staff at OASIS MediaCity Academy took several days of strike action in response to 13 job losses being rushed through before Xmas. OASIS claimed that they couldn’t afford to keep the staff on. Since Xmas OASIS have been advertising a new set of posts

8 Jan 2012

Sponsored Academies in the UK focuses on education public private partnerships (ePPPs). It critically examines three weaknesses of ePPPs: learning results, governance and accountability.

15 Dec 2011

Picket lines appeared outside Oasis Academy MediaCityUK again yesterday morning as teaching staff continue to oppose forced redundancies imposed by the `Christian’ school just before Christmas.

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