Before 2010

This is archive material from before the 2010 general election, when the Conservatives came to power. We have kept it for reference, but please remember that it refers to policies and events under the previous Labour government.

11 Oct 2011

The proposal to establish an Academy, contested by a local campaign of opposition and entailing, unlike any other education policy initiative, an element of local public consultation, provides an exceptionally revealing insight into the process by which education policy is translated from the national to the local level, and the role of local government in the process.

7 May 2010

74 Academies entered pupils for GCSEs in 2009. 32% (24 Academies) saw their results fall and 59% (44 Academies) are in the National Challenge.

7 May 2010

There are now 203 academies open across the country. Below we list the reasons we oppose them.
Raising Standards?
The government’s claim that academies are raising standards …

2 May 2010

The central problem with Academies is that they are outside of local democratic control, by either local councils or parents. This problem is shared by …

2 Mar 2010

What is the most powerful organisation in secondary education? A good case can be made out for the United Church Schools Trust.


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