Becoming an academy

(31 Posts)
wineoclocktimeyet Thu 07-Feb-13 16:13:31

Our primary school is looking to become an academy - I'm embarrassed to say I dont really understand what that means.

Does anyone have an idiot's guide to whether its a good idea or not please?

Thanks

JuliaScurr Mon 11-Feb-13 12:44:05

There are lots of campaigns against academies eg Downhills in Tottenham.

The whole project now is about preparation for privatisation - big firms buying govt contracts to make profits from education. Same with NHS. Do we want health and education to gho the same way as fuel and railways?

tried and failed to link Anti Academies Alliance which includes schools fighting academisation

JuliaScurr Mon 11-Feb-13 12:45:39
prh47bridge Mon 11-Feb-13 22:29:39

You may be right but I am sceptical. If privatisation was the intention I would have expected new academies to be required to have sponsors, instead of which academies are currently encouraged to have no sponsor.

LineRunner Mon 11-Feb-13 23:18:38

Well then that's a right old mess, isn't it?

rabbitstew Tue 12-Feb-13 07:49:06

I wonder if it is possible to make more of a mess of state education than the current government is attempting to do. It really is quite spectacular.

rabbitstew Tue 12-Feb-13 07:50:50

When things are bad, change them for the worse.... grin

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