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Preston Labour Group to oppose any further academy schools in the city

Preston City Council’s Labour Group will oppose any further moves to turn the city’s schools into academies. The councillors claim there is little evidence that academy status offers pupils a better standard of education than local authority schools.

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Pay rise means Holland Park head gets £270k to run one school

£270K – big chief. £110-190K – 3 little chiefs. £15,000 – luxury Farrow & Ball paint. £6,000 – Jo Malone scented candles. £80,000 – carpets and re-covering furniture from an independent interior design store. Holland Park School in Kensington, west … Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos: the billionaire Republican destroying public education

“We’ve had plenty of Republican as well as Democratic secretaries of education but none of them, even those who believed in alternatives to public education, actually tried to eviscerate public education,” said Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation … Continue reading

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Co-op goes back to its roots with move into academy schools

Actually this is not a new development. See our article from 2012 Alperton teachers say NO to an academy – Strike against the Co-op academy When a bunch of young weavers in the Rochdale Pioneers Society opened their first grocery … Continue reading

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Perry Beeches broke funding rules in its final year as a school sponsor

Trustees at the scandal-hit Perry Beeches Academy Trust continued to break academy funding rules in the chain’s final year as a school sponsor, delayed accounts show. Concerns highlighted in the latest accounts, including unauthorised credit card transactions, a lack of … Continue reading

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