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Academisation rebellion: parents resist school takeovers

A wave of resistance by parents against their schools being taken over by academy trusts is building across the country, with protests in Essex, Kent, London, West Yorkshire, East Sussex, Dorset, Hertfordshire and beyond, according to campaigners. This week there … Continue reading

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Parents and headteachers demand ‘education emergency’ to stop forced takeover of schools

Opposition against the removal of schools from local authority control has resurged as families march in the streets and headteachers reignite calls for forced academisation to end. Parents are increasingly leading the battles against schools being converted into academies, which are … Continue reading

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‘Super’ headteacher paid over £200,000 – while ‘money ran out for pens and textbooks’

A former ‘super-head’ was paid in excess of £200,000 at a cash-strapped academy trust – while teachers claimed they had to buy their own pens and textbooks to teach kids. An ECHO investigation found millions had been lost after a … Continue reading

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Minister wants academy trusts to keep their ‘failings’ secret

Academy trusts should have mid-year audit review to prevent the public finding out about their failings, the academies minister has said. Lord Agnew outlined his advice in a letter he sent to auditors today about academy trust financial management and … Continue reading

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Major academy chain faces vote of no-confidence from staff

One of the largest academy chains in the country is facing a vote of no-confidence from its staff.  Education unions representing staff at Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), which runs more than 60 schools, are today launching a ballot asking if … Continue reading

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