Tide changing on academies ?

Stephen Smith's picture
This article on Kent News - KCC leader Paul Carter changes stance on academies is the story referred to in this earlier LSN post

It makes fascinating reading - indicating the declining benefit of schools becoming academies and the increasing dissatisfaction amongst Conservatives with the academies project.

The point raised by Conservative KCC leader Paul Carter that the Academies programme might well be a threat to the continued existence of Grammar Schools has more than a touch of irony about it !
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Janet Downs's picture
Thu, 04/08/2011 - 07:19

Many Tory councils are now beginning to have qualms about academy conversion citing such things as the difficulty of strategic planning, problems caused by being in a state of flux, impact on local authority services, reduced funding and lack of control over admissions. These are discussed in more detail here:


Andy Smithers's picture
Wed, 10/08/2011 - 17:47

"Many Tory Councils.....etc"

Could you name them all please? We know you prefer facts than made up statements so back up yours.
What percentage of Tory controlled councils does this represent?
You say the tide is changing can you back up this statement ?

Paul Reeve's picture
Thu, 22/03/2012 - 18:00

Here's a bid turned down by the government.


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