And the DfE pretends that it ‘continues to monitor’ what is happening in the academy sector? No money for Covid 19 planning/no money for laptops for the most needy of children/no money to support all children in September. But untold wealth for the CEOs.
Top’ or ‘Bottom’, they all do the DfE’s bidding, ignoring the voices of parents, communities and educators. A ‘League Table’ that really only measures who’s the most effective at privatising our schools.
If anyone still believes that the road to academisation is the right road, maybe this will wake them up a little. A community being ignored, a community being stolen from. All under the cover of Covid 19.
Two prominent multi-academy trusts are breaking ranks on the government’s plan for a wider reopening of schools from 1 June.
The Elliot Foundation and Dixons Academies Trust, which have a combined total of 40 primary, infant and all-through schools, say they will not be opening to more children until 8 June at the earliest – a week after the government’s current reopening target.
A group of leading scientists has warned that a 1 June reopening of schools would be too early for pupils to return to classrooms safely.
The ‘Independent Sage’ committee, chaired by former chief scientific adviser Sir David King, has carried out new modelling showing that the risk to children would be halved if ministers delayed their planned school opening date by two weeks.
The committee says the later reopening date would allow for more time for an effective “test, trace and isolate” programme to be established.