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NUT Edufacts

EduFacts aims to challenge Government and media rhetoric by presenting the facts about what’s going on in our schools, our education system and in the teaching profession. Each EduFacts factsheet presents a series of short factual statements about a topical … Continue reading

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Video: Henry Stewart on Academy performance

Henry Stewart from the Local Schools Network speaking at the Haringey Schools Conference. Henry has done devastating work on academy performance. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/41311664[/vimeo]

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Harris Federation – Spotlight on Sponsors

The Harris Federation is a key player amongst academy chains and has played a leading role in developing academy policies since they were introduced by New Labour. The Federation is named after Lord Phillip Harris of Peckham, one of the richest men in Britain. Harris is a member of the Tory Party and has many large donations.

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Who is Gove giving our Primary Schools to?

Gove has now identified 96 Primary schools and 65 secondary schools which are to become sponsored academies, many against the wishes of staff and pupils. We have looked at the GCSE results for these schools, it does not fill you with confidence.

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Academy chains: No case for expansion

Of the 249 schools listed in the DfE data as ‘sponsor-led’ academies, almost a third are run by chains. So how are the chains performing?

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