According to website theyworkforyou, Zahawi has “consistently” voted for greater autonomy for schools and in support of the academies programme. Shock.
A scandal-hit academy trust is suing former trustees to recover up to £2.8 million of “lost public funds”.
A bill to make the provision of careers advice a statutory duty for academies has cleared its first Commons hurdle, increasing its chance of becoming law.
More than 100 former students at a troubled London academy have published an open letter to its governors, Ofsted and the government alleging a catalogue of serious failings in pastoral care and safeguarding of pupils, including “off-rolling” of some students and failure to act appropriately in peer-on-peer sexual assault.
Academies are replacing the public education system as we know it – and we’re losing control of our children’s future. And whilst we are told this improves standards – the evidence just doesn’t prove it.