Janet Downs: Pro-academy “freedom” faction sprung from group that would have expired in 1999, according to Gove.
In 1998 the incoming Labour administration abolished Grant Maintained (GM) schools. Conservative Governments had heavily promoted GM status but in the end only 1,175 mainstream school schools opted out while 20,704 mainstream schools remained with their local authorities*. In 1999 GM schools legally ceased to exist so groups which represented them would have become obsolete. These included the Grant-Maintained Schools Centre ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Janet Downs: "Gove missed a trick at FASNA's birthday party. Instead of candles on a cake he could have organised an Olympic-style lighting of the cauldron where a bear-breasted* Liberty shoves a flame under the pyre of English education while crying, ......"Comment + Debate