Government accused of trying to accelerate the conversion of schools into academies


School Pic Independent Picture courtesy The Independent.

“The Government was accused of trying to stifle opposition to its education reforms as it pledged to “sweep away bureaucratic and legal loopholes” which can stop failing schools from being turn into academies.

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, will set out moves to make it harder for opponents to thwart the establishment of academies.”

“Ms Morgan said: “[The] landmark Bill will allow the best education experts to intervene in poor schools”  What experts?  How many Academy sponsors have strong educational leadership backgrounds?

“Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: “People are not being obstructive when they raise legitimate concerns about the forced academisation of their schools.””

GW:  It’s nothing to do with improvement of standards as OFSTED inspections of schools in academy chains has shown.  It’s about getting central control over local community assets. 

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