2 Jul '14

News David Blunkett attacks 'nonsense' oversight system for academies

Former education secretary says parents confused about role of chain schools and to whom they are accountableThe former education secretary David Blunkett has labelled Michael Gove's network of commissioners to oversee academies and free schools "a nonsense", and told MPs that academy chains were likely to replicate the worst features of local authorities.Appearing before parliament's education committee, Blunkett said schools with academy status were finding it harder to collaborate with other schools, while parents were confused about the role of schools within academy chains groups of schools managed by a single, independent body and to whom they were accountable. Continue reading...

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