Academies

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Education of children in care in England held back by ‘system failings’
Report by MPs calls for academies that illegally turn away looked-after children to be punished by Ofsted

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Jul, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Nadhim Zahawi makes U-turn on schools bill after criticism
Minister scraps plans to increase DfE control of academy trusts, derided as ‘ridiculous attempt to centralise power in Whitehall’

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jun, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Council-maintained schools outperform academies in England, study shows
Analysis of Ofsted rankings comes as government set to outline plans for all schools to join multi-academy trusts

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘Pupils are distressed’: community fights top London school’s takeover
About 200 students at Holland Park school reportedly rioted in protests over plans to join academy chain

Fiona Millar

03, May, 2022 @6:31 PM

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Teachers’ union NEU warns of classroom culture wars
Union plans to ‘critically interrogate’ government’s model history curriculum over teaching of Black perspectives

Richard Adams Education editor

14, Apr, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Foolishness of Tory education policy laid bare | Letters
Letters: Vast sums have been spent on an academy system that has failed, writes Michael Pyke, while Brett Wigdortz says the plan for England’s schools is pointless without an early years strategy

Letters

03, Apr, 2022 @3:38 PM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, your Great Big Bag of Big Ideas feels uncannily empty | Michael Rosen
What was it that your predecessors got wrong that you’re now having to put right?

Michael Rosen

02, Apr, 2022 @7:23 AM

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Education union criticises ‘badly flawed’ evidence behind academy drive
National Education Union found ‘no compelling reason’ for all schools in England to join academy trusts

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Mar, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The Guardian view on multi-academy trusts: one direction | Editorial
Editorial: The Tory conviction that academies drive improvement is not supported by evidence – and ministers know it

Editorial

28, Mar, 2022 @6:21 PM

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Plans for England’s schools include national behaviour survey
Package of measures in schools white paper aims to improve standards and lift attainment

Sally Weale Education correspondent

28, Mar, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Councils allowed to set up academy trusts in shake-up of schools system
White paper could pave way for independent regulator, while ‘parent pledge’ dismissed as gimmick

Richard Adams Education editor

27, Mar, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘Market forces’ have no place in schools | Letter
Letter: Academies that have paid unsustainable salaries to executive directors should not be bailed out with public money, says Les Bright

Letters

27, Mar, 2022 @5:26 PM

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