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Every English school to become an academy

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rollonthesummer Tue 15-Mar-16 16:18:32


Fantastic-because academies are doing so well, aren't they!?

What a shambles this is! (Spot the exclamation sentence there...)

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ElleMcFearsome Tue 15-Mar-16 17:22:18

God, I've just read this and wondered if there would be a thread. How the fuck do they think this is going to be implemented/work??

theluckiest Tue 15-Mar-16 17:26:02

And so the education sector will be, for want of a better word, privatised. No need for those naughty, moaning expensive qualified teachers. Don't even need to pay them according to a payscale. And if they don't like changes in hours, term dates or conditions, well, fuck em.

I'm amazed the Gov have been as blatant. This was their gameplan all along - usually they would have done it by stealth & forced academy status on schools under the guise of addressing a failing school (cos that works ever so well doesn't it?)

OddBoots Tue 15-Mar-16 17:26:05

Oh for crying out loud, if academies were a good thing they wouldn't need to force this - the only people this would benefit would be the individuals and companies that could make a profit from it.

rollonthesummer Tue 15-Mar-16 17:31:00

Can the government just pass laws like this? Does it not have to be agreed by the House of Lords or something?

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99Luftballons Tue 15-Mar-16 17:38:37

As I said on the in the news thread, I fear for SEN provision but my SEN child is already home educated. I thi the smaller schools will close to save money and the commute will be longer.

SlinkyVagabond Tue 15-Mar-16 17:46:53

Summer it's got to royal assent stage. Basically, "coasting" schools will be forced to join a Academy consortium (privately owned). (Coasting is not yet defined.)unless the school is part of a multi academy trust with other schools.No, not many people will be aware of it. The spin will be, well consortium members are doing better than non members, so who wouldn't want their school to belong? (Anyone who doesn't want schools to be owned and run by businesses, to have their own identity and autonomy that's who) This has already started in the north. No local authority schools.
Google Education and Adoption Bill.

GoblinLittleOwl Tue 15-Mar-16 17:49:57

I have just heard this and I am appalled; gathering information to write to Nicky Morgan and my local MP. Possibly this has been produced to divert attention from the budget, but it is a disgrace. More unqualified teachers, poor discipline, and the National curriculum, which has been modified, adjusted, redesigned and everything else, abandoned.
Schools run by sharp-suited business men, who disappear at the first sign of trouble.
A betrayal.

rollonthesummer Tue 15-Mar-16 17:51:33

It'll stop unfavourable comparison between state schools and academies as there won't be any state schools left to compare with sad

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springscoming Tue 15-Mar-16 18:00:17

It's what they've always wanted. Education on the cheap for the masses while their own kids are sent to private schools.

SlinkyVagabond Tue 15-Mar-16 18:45:54

Just wondering how many CEOs of the consortia are donors to the tories. There's another thread btw. It was slipped in through the back door, bastards.

OrangeSquashTallGlass Tue 15-Mar-16 18:52:54

Can you link it Slinky?

NewLife4Me Tue 15-Mar-16 18:53:38

Don't most people want a private education for threir childdren? No state then they'll just be private.
Maybe more people will opt for H.ed if they don't like academies.

SlinkyVagabond Tue 15-Mar-16 19:21:29

No everyone doesn't want private education, or home ed, lots of people want good schools that all can access. And these won't be private-just privately owned. It will be profit over childrens' needs, potentially with the head office hundreds of miles away, the head, staff, curriculum,governors, uniform will be chosen by them. You think it's bad now trying to get into the school of your choice? Imagine selection being controlled by a faceless corporation.

Pipbin Tue 15-Mar-16 19:23:53

Where and when do we march in the streets? I WILL stand up and be counted for this.

guerre Tue 15-Mar-16 19:29:03

How is this a surprise to anyone? Let alone anyone working in education?

EvilTwins Tue 15-Mar-16 20:24:42

I teach at a school run by a MAT. We were RI when they took over. Now we're in special measures. It's a joke. We're haemorrhaging staff. Their answer is to dump an executive head in for three days a week, on top of a head & deputy.

Pipbin Tue 15-Mar-16 20:40:47

I'm not surprised. I think it is just having it confirmed that is the problem.

PerspicaciaTick Tue 15-Mar-16 20:52:11

I don't understand why a government which wants to micromanage education down to the last exclamation mark also wants to remove control from schools.

BungoWomble Tue 15-Mar-16 22:04:38

NewLife4Me, I really can hardly believe I just read that. What about the poorer people who are barely scraping by at the moment just paying bills and (usually) rent? How do you think they can afford private school fees? DO you think they're able to home educate when they're busy working all hours just to carry on paying those rent and bills? Assuming they have the education to teach others themselves. This will further the rich/ poor divide in Britain, which is already the highest in the EU.

Fwiw I went to a private school, as a bright poor person with a free place under the old Assisted Places scheme. Gave me a very good education in how the other half live and how divided Britain is in that regard, not much respect for those who have so much money and privilege through historical accident and luck rather than any real 'just deserts', and a firm belief in the value of state education. Private schools only get results because they only take in those who will get them, not through any inherent added value.

I would also like to march in the streets about this!

Other thread, if it's the one I've seen, is

guerre Tue 15-Mar-16 22:09:09

bungo- newlife has already done that! (HE)

G1raffe Tue 15-Mar-16 22:12:24

sad I have health issues and can't reallyhome ed even if I could guarantee I wont need to work in the next 13 years.

I'm really really worried.

SlinkyVagabond Tue 15-Mar-16 23:00:11

Like I said up thread, too fucking late. It's at royal assent stage, so rubber stamped by her madge and that's it. it's a disgrace that the national papers critical of the government haven't talked about it. Slid through under cover of bigger issues.

guerre Tue 15-Mar-16 23:08:13

It's not even on the Telegraph site hmm

ilovesooty Tue 15-Mar-16 23:13:18

Just brought in without consultation. Bastards.

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