We've noticed you're adblocking. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Thank you for your support. The NUT's deputy general secretary, Kevin Courtney, said: "Parents will be as outraged as teachers that the Government can undo over 50 years of comprehensive public education at a stroke.
Lucy Powell, the shadow education secretary, said: "There is no evidence to suggest that academisation in and of itself leads to school improvement. Parents can express a preference for the school at the time the statement or plan is finalised.
If the school is named in a statement or a plan then the school must admit the pupil. These primary schools are devoted to preparation for the Common Entrance Examination which is required by many independent secondary schools. Their staffing policies may also use faith-based criteria. Do smaller class sizes really improve student outc About the author.
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Grammar schools, are state-funded selective secondary schools. Most of these out of are now academies. Evidence on the extent to which academies are using these new freedoms is mixed. Whilst various other changes were also reported, it is not clear to what extent these are a direct result of academy conversion rather than changes that would have taken place regardless.
There are around 6, academies open excluding a further free schools, studio schools and University Technical Colleges. A further 1, are in development. It's a bold indication that the Mayor wants more power over education - an area traditionally controlled by local authorities rather than City Hall. But what are free schools anyway? And why does it matter whether or not the Mayor gets his way? In , the Liberal Democrats were reported as being "split" on the issue and so decided that academies should not be mentioned in the party's education policy.
In , Willis' successor, Ed Davey , argued that academies were creating a "two-tier education system"  and called for the academy programme to be halted until "a proper analysis can be done". In the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats coalition government announced plans to expand the academy programme with the Academies Act In May the then Education secretary Michael Gove wrote to all state schools in England inviting them to opt out of Local Authority control and convert to Academy status.
Gove also stated that some academies could be created in time for the new Academic year in September The city academy programme was originally based on the programme of City Technology Colleges CTCs created by the Conservative government under Margaret Thatcher in the s, which were also business-sponsored. Academies have been compared to US charter schools ,  which are publicly funded schools largely independent of state and federal control.
The Department for Education publishes a full list of active academy sponsors. In September , the Wakefield City Academies Trust announced it was ceasing operation and preparing to dissolve as it did not have the capacity to manage its 21 schools, and asked the government to make an alternative arrangement.
In January , a league table was produced to "name and shame" the worst performers using the Progress 8 benchmark , which measures GCSE results after compensating for each pupil's performance at the end of Key Stage 2.
MATs fail in staff remuneration [ citation needed ] , being exempt from all Teacher Pay and Conditions agreements. In March , the Guardian revealed that they fail in gender equality. In December , the Sutton Trust published a report on the effectiveness of MATs in improving the performance of disadvantaged children, with its authors noting that "Our five-year analysis of sponsor academies' provision for disadvantaged pupils shows that while a few chains are demonstrating transformational results for these pupils, more are struggling.
In there were 5, primary academies in England, of which were forced away from local authority control after being failed by Ofsted. The parents, governors and local authorities had no say in how this money was spent or how the assets were used.
Since —14, more than primary academies have been rebrokered receiving government setup money again or moved between trusts. In —8, seven trusts running primary schools closed leaving all their schools in search of another sponsor. This leads to uncertainly and expense as the new trust will rebrand and parents must pay for new school uniform.
New rules, staff and systems are set in place. The Reach2 Trust, which has 58 schools, took over the failing school against the wishes of school, governors or parents in They were given a start-up grant, and failed to attract qualified teachers, and their management was described as turbulent when Ofsted inspected them in January A "minded to terminate" notice was given to the trust, saying that the school would be re-brokered to another sponsor if any other Reach2 school failed.
They had already had problems in with the Sprites Primary Academy in Ipswich. This is in spite of the school being short of 9 teachers out of the 18 needed, having 2 temporary deputies, and a head teacher seconded from another school. The Observer. Retrieved 6 April Retrieved 25 April The DfE Academies Programme. Academy chains List of academies. Preschool Pre-kindergarten Kindergarten. Elementary school First school Infant school Junior school Primary school. Adult high school Cadet college Collegiate institute Comprehensive high school U.
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