This is an appeal for help.
Many of you will know that I am organising a campaign to prevent the merger and application for academy status of four of our local secondary schools.
One of the main reasons for the proposals is the fear that Gove will impose academy status on schools that fall below floor targets. Two out of the schools have, apparently, already had letters from Gove this week threatening to "take them over" should they fall below the targets. However, I was led to believe that if the schools could prove that the pupils had made better than average progress that they would be exempt from falling below the floor targets.
Can anyone enlighten me further on the contents of the letter that went out to potentially "failing" schools last week, and provide any clarity as to how the schools would be able to show this better than average progress?
Thanks very much.