Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Education bill may see 1,000 schools become academies

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said that the government’s education bill, published today, will "sweep away bureaucratic and legal" barriers preventing the government taking over struggling schools and turning them into academies “from the first day we spot failure." The bill will see every school in England rated inadequate by Ofsted turned into an academy, meaning one thousand schools could face having their management replaced and sponsors introduced based on Department of Education estimates. It is said that new powers will prevent campaigners from obstructing takeovers, a move that Ms Morgan says will stop the efforts of “those who put ideological objections above the best interests of children."

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