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 Brian: "Interesting to watch the short BBC report from Petchey Academy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31008544 While not stating it explicitly the report implies that the positive comments by students are a result of academy status. In fact they could have been made by any student ......"Comment + Debate