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Every school to become an academy

Discussion in 'Education news' started by msuxg, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. msuxg

    msuxg New commenter

  2. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Cookie-

    Cookie- New commenter

    Oh dear, wonder what will eventually happen to STPCD?
    Anonymity likes this.
  4. NQT1986

    NQT1986 Occasional commenter

    This is so depressing! Where's the evidence that academies do any good at all!?

    So-break the unions, demoralise the teachers, scrap their pay and conditions--what next!
  5. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Rosie beat you to it here
  6. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Tories gonna Tory, as one of the posters has said underneath the article.

    Anyone who didn't previously believe it was about allowing their mates to make money via MATs - do you believe it now?
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Does that mean all the good heads will be told to leave as the new chains put in their own folk.
    Its a shame when ideology destroys what works to replace it with sameness.
  8. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    but I expect that with the offical news will be a statement of how well they are doing.
  9. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    As a thought the fact that academy's can stop agreed wages for teachers the real reason for changing them all.ie teachers will have little rights,conditions and security?
    Do academies today adhere to the rule book?
    delnon and Cookie- like this.
  10. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    But how will they cope when there are too many unfilled teaching vacancies?
    delnon and JessicaRabbit1 like this.
  11. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Well stap me. I never saw THAT one coming (she said sarcastically)!

    This was always the plan. SO very glad that not only am I out of teaching, but my kids are no longer at school.
  12. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Simple - they don't need to use qualified teachers after all, do they.
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It also works as an excellent contraceptive.
    rtanyac likes this.
  14. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    It'll have the handy additional advantage for ministers that no-one will ever again be able to prove them wrong when they claim that academies do better than LA schools because there won't be any LA schools to compare them against any longer :D
    petenewton, Landofla, janemk and 4 others like this.
  15. Penguinitis

    Penguinitis Occasional commenter

    Why stop with schools? Why doesn't the government academise the army? It would clearly reduce beauracracy as each regiment applies its own rules, reduces pay and increases efficiency. They could apply to fight in Iraq or Syria, get their own equipment, choose their own vision etc. Who needs a national strategy?
    (Need a lie down now ...)
  16. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    We are a good stand alone school. I can see absolutely no benefit in becoming an academy and I will resist all attempts to be forced to do so.

    I suspect though that it will be like Canute trying to hold the sea back.
  17. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    I wonder how long it will be before some academies say that they can't manage on government funding and require parents to top it up, whilst those in poor areas become babysitting services.
  18. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    The prime minister said his “vision for our schooling system” was to place education into the hands of headteachers and teachers rather than “bureaucrats”.

    Not big salaries for non teachers involved in running academy chains?
    Why are they not classified as bureaucrats as well?
    delnon and slingshotsally like this.
  19. secretsiren

    secretsiren Star commenter

    I'm actually spluttering with rage. Given all the evidence the government has been presented with that states categorically that academisation makes no appreciable difference to student outcomes, it's appalling - beyond appalling - that they've decided to do this. I'm utterly in shock.
    harsh-but-fair and delnon like this.
  20. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    "Every school to become an academy" ?

    Somehow, I don't think that Eton College, Westminster School, St Paul's or any other independent school will be forcibly academized.
    Landofla, rtanyac, delnon and 5 others like this.

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