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Last week the Anti Academies Alliance received an anonymous letter by post to our PO Box regarding the Upper Norwood Harris Academy. It makes some very serious allegations regarding Ofsted.
Ofsted heaps praise on former Downhills school. It would have been most surprising had Ofsted’s findings been otherwise. We are pleased that the school has continued its journey of improvement started before it was forcibly academised in 2012. However some staff and parents at the Tottenham primary are questioning the academy’s methods.
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.
The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has approved a plan to spend £45m on a free school, making it almost certainly the most expensive in the country even though it has just 500 students, The Independent has learnt.
Harris came to Haringey with glossy brochures and grand promises but next to no primary experience. Is this what Harris means by traditional values and strong discipline? Will Gove stand by Harris as children are manhandled in this way?