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hahaRainbow Tue 09-Dec-14 12:04:50

my child goes to an ok comp which is lucky to have good (older & v experienced) science/maths teachers as well as excellent music. The school doesn't get wonderful OFSTEDs - however I imagine that this is catchment related.
am I wrong to worry that the high-powered head wants to convert to academy status? i worry about the really good staff and the kids who might be marginalised. have been reading everything i can find about academy conversions... any advice would be gratefully received!

TalkinPeace Tue 09-Dec-14 13:10:53

more than 2/3 of secondaries in the country are now academies
it will happen
accountability will drop
little else will change
teachers are covered by TUPE

chilephilly Wed 10-Dec-14 06:55:14

Unless they join post conversion, when they can be royally screwed over.

TalkinPeace Wed 10-Dec-14 10:40:22

Oh indeed.
Permanent contracts are going the way of the Ark in many Academies

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