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Marcus Rashford calls on PM for wider free school meal review

Writing to Boris Johnson, celebrity chefs and over 40 charities join the footballer’s call for action.BBC News – Family & EducationRead More

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Row over half term free school meals plan

The government defends its plan to switch to a grant scheme to feed children at half term.BBC News – Family & EducationRead More

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Former Cameron advisers free school rapped over improper appointment of Principal’s friends

A free school chaired by a former prime minister’s adviser broke academy rules over appointing associates of its principal and spending £1,600 on a drone for marketing pictures despite “weak” finances. https://schoolsweek.co.uk/former-cameron-advisers-free-school-rapped-over-improper-appointment-of-principals-friends/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&s=09

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How Ministers made a shambles of English Schools

From a government and department of privatisers, academisers and free-schoolers, did anyone genuinely believe things would be any different? https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/dec/20/how-ministers-made-a-shambles-of-english-schools

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Academy stripped of running 1600 pupil secondary

A school brought to its knees, £700+k squandered, Tory MPs deliberately ignoring what was going on. Everything that is wrong with academisation. And the government’s response? Re-brokering. Bring all our schools back under local, democratic control. https://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/people/academy-stripped-running-1600-pupil-secondary-school-milton-keynes-3070850?s=09

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