Janet Downs: Free school is inadequate, says Ofsted, and serious failings were discovered nine months ago. Will it be forced to become part of an academy chain like other “failing” schools?
Free schools, were supposed to be shock troops which would “smash through complacency” and encourage other schools to improve results. In retrospect, this was a foolish claim to make and unfair on free schools. It was unrealistic to expect a group of newly-opened, untried and untested schools to all be outstanding. In reality, free schools as a group would be much ... read more and comment →
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