Janet Downs: 23 academies changed hands in 13 months but the DfE won’t say how much this cost the taxpayer.
Twenty-three academies changed hands from 1 September 2013 to 31 October 2014, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. Seven of the twenty-three academies were set up by Labour. They include two struggling Richard Rose academies now taken over by United Learning. Eight were moved from E-Act, the Ofsted-criticised academy chain found to be operating in a ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Janet Downs: "UPDATE: I have appealed against the DfE's refusal to reveal how much was paid to the sponsors of the 23 academies. (For more details see UPDATE above)...."Comment + Debate