Category Archives: Top story

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For the abolition of Academies, and other connected institutions

“For the past eight years I have researched, written about and argued against academisation in English schooling. I have done ethnographic fieldwork in an academy with an ‘entrepreneurship specialism’, considered networks of elite actors investing in the Academies Programme, and … Continue reading

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School closely controlled by major multi-academy trust receives appalling Ofsted report

LA schools in receipt of far less severe Ofsted reports than this are automatically lined up to have their control changed by DfE. But because this is an academy, the same organisation, and same people, staying in control here, despite … Continue reading

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Griffin Schools Trust, a danger for pupils?

“I have followed the misfortunes of the Griffin Schools Trust for many years since it took over four primary schools as academies in Medway, then having Wayfield Primary taken away from it in 2016, following a catastrophic Ofsted Report that highlighted … Continue reading

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Firm linked to Gove and Cummings hired to work with Ofqual on A-levels

Wolf, Gove and Cummings with a splash of Johnson, Gibb and Williamson. The free-marketeers/free-schoolers/academisers systematically stripping away democracy in our education system. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/aug/20/firm-linked-to-gove-and-cummings-hired-to-work-with-ofqual-on-a-levels?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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Michael Gove- The Privileged In Public Service

“In the remainder of this article we shall analyse Gove’s personal history and the extensive matrix of establishment connections that surround him. We hope to illustrate the irony of Gove’s appropriation of Gramsci by showing you how he as an … Continue reading

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