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Academy Trust chosen behind closed doors

THE DECISION to pair up a failing school with an academy trust has been made behind closed doors. Waltham Holy Cross school will be run by the Net Academies Trust (NETAT), an email from regional schools commissioner Sue Baldwin to … Continue reading

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Academies: The facts against conversion

New Anti Academies Alliance four fact sheet packed with information and arguments against academisation. Click here to download Factsheet as a Powerpoint presentation Click here to download

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Accountability shake-up means end of forced academisation for poor results

Poor results will no longer lead to schools being forced to become academies, under a major overhaul of the accountability system outlined by the DfE. Education secretary Damian Hinds will today promise headteachers more clarity about how it will hold … Continue reading

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A fifth of UTCs inspected by Ofsted are now in special measures

Almost a fifth of university technical colleges that have been inspected are now in special measures after a UTC that offers “too narrow” a curriculum was declared “inadequate”. Today’s Ofsted report for Medway UTC, in Kent, means that five of … Continue reading

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East London academy conversion plans scrapped after 19-day teacher strike

Plans to convert a school in east London into an academy have been abandoned after its teachers went on strike for 19 days. A battle has been raging over the future of Avenue Primary School in Newham since parents were … Continue reading

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