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is david ross the right person to run ofsted final
5 Jul 2014

David Ross has been named as a favourite for the role of Chair of Ofsted. His education trust runs 25 academies. 6 are in Special Measures, 7 require improvement. He has donated £200,000 to the Tory Party.

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academies infogram 380
9 Jun 2014

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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AAA general briefing cartoon
10 Apr 2014

As you will see, the alarming failure rate in academies has left the credibility of the programme in tatters, yet it goes on like a zombie risen from the dead.

primary percentages
20 Mar 2014

Just 11% of English Primary schools are academies, and primaries make up the vast bulk of schools. Clearly Michael Gove has a long way to go to reach his dream, and he is running out of time.

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academies barred
20 Mar 2014

The Department for Education revealed that 14 organisations – currently sponsoring 170 academies – are unable to expand until urgent improvements are made.

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hove park school
19 Mar 2014

Union leaders have warned of a teacher strike across Brighton and Hove unless an improving school drops plans for academy conversion. The school is one of the country’s most improved over the last few years.

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20 Feb 2014

The deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers is calling for local authorities to take responsibility for free schools and academies following the revelations about Barnfield College this morning.

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Downhills Strike Harris
4 Feb 2014

If there is no progress in negotiations over “the unreasonable frequency of full scale external observations, workload and the failure of the head to meet with unions to try and resolve” then the first day of joint strike action will be on Thursday 6th Feb, with other dates to follow should no progress be made

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3 Feb 2014

UNISON is warning that profits could be put before pupils, and head teachers could lose control of vital services in 80 academies across the country, as part of a proposal for an unprecedented privatisation of school services by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)

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Downhills Strike Harris
14 Jan 2014

If you listen to Michael Gove and some of the press you would think that the Academy programme has been an unbridled success. Yet the reality is that there is not a month that goes by without more problems hitting Academies and ‘Free’ Schools. We list just some of the recent problems.

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  • Raf Feys says: Pasi Sahlberg verspreidt volgens Finse leraars al te veel nonsens over Fins onderwijs Wat...
  • Gary Hudson says: The above comment would appear to be contempt of court, an offence punishable by imprisonment. It...
  • angela dickinson says: please add Baroness Debbie Stedman-Scot (Tory peer, founder of a profit making organisation...
  • Jo Robertson says: Since our local secondary school (Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar in Ashbourne, Derbyshire)...
  • Alan Penn says: Are there any locations where only academy schools are available? What rights are available to pupils...

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