Primary Education News

20 Sep '14

News Academy chain accused of 'privatisation by stealth' over plan to outsource jobs

Academy Enterprise Trust wants for-profit body to take over non-teaching posts such as librarians and secretariesThe largest academy chain in the country is seeking to outsource all non-teaching posts in its 77 schools, from librarians to caretakers, to a for-profit organisation within the next month.In a step that critics fear is a major step to putting profit-making at the heart of the state school system, the Academy Enterprise Trust has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the world's largest auditors, with a specialism in tax accountancy, as a partner in the plan. Continue reading...

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