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Michael Gove’s meetings with the Murdoch Empire

We first posted this article in July 2011. However since News International, Rebekah Brookes and Rupert Murdoch are back in the news, it is a timely reminder about the people who Michael Gove considers should be running our schools.

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Gove’s Trojan Horse

Michael Gove has announced his response to the Trojan Horse reports. Schools, including academies, will face no notice inspections and will be obliged to promote ‘British values’. Ofsted’s chief, Sir Michael Wilshaw says the affected schools declined suddenly and therefore he has confidence in both the former ‘outstanding’ judgements and now the ‘special measures’ judgement. But can parents have confidence in Ofsted?

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The Tory Ideologues who are taking over our schools – infogram

As Michael Gove and the DfE continue to hand our schools over to private sponsors as academies, or allow ‘free’ schools to be opened by an assortment of individuals and organisations, it is worth taking a quick look at just how many of these people are closely associated with the Conservative Party or Gove.

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Academy Schools Disproportionately Serve Wealthy Families

Schools granted academy status by the Coalition government are disproportionately serving pupils from wealthier families, figures obtained by BuzzFeed show.
According to Department for Education statistics, schools granted academy status by the Coalition are taking well under half as many pupils from low-income backgrounds as academies set up under Labour.

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Bill for Archway ‘free’ school set to top £10m

A NEW ‘free’ primary school in Archway could become the most expensive in the country after the Department for Education confirmed it would meet building costs.
The DfE has entered into a funding agreement with the private company behind Whitehall Park School, to be built on the old Ashmount School site under education secretary Michael Gove’s controversial flagship policy.

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