Janet Downs: Academy conversion is not a magic bullet, says Select Committee report which reveals flaws in flagship policy.
The Education Select Committee’s report on Academies and Free schools confirms something which has been repeated on this site for years: ‘Most academy freedoms are in fact available to all schools’. One freedom which is given to academies, however, is the freedom to opt-out of the centrally-mandated National Curriculum. The Committee has an answer: freedom to opt-out should be given ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Janet Downs: "John, thanks for reminding me of the Select Committee's criticism of the DfE's submission. The Committee said the DfE hadn't even bothered to address the Committee's remit but had just presented a hymn of praise for academies. It would be ......"Comment + Debate