As we emerge from Covid, how do we continue the fight against academisation? What can we do? What should we do?
This meeting is open to everyone who wants to fight academisation and campaign to build a democratic, inclusive and comprehensive education system. We’ll hear from a range of speakers – from those fighting academisation now, to those who want to know how to fight.
Please register for a ticket (free) because places will be limited.
Education secretary Gavin Williamson outlined a raft of policies to revive the academies programme by nudging schools into converting and growing MATs.
Plans include formalising ‘try before you buy’ MAT membership, supporting growth of religious trusts and looking at forcing conversion of long-term ‘requires improvement’ schools (see page 5 round-up).
A Schools Week investigation has established the push to academise comes amid a slump in conversion rates – which started before the pandemic.