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Academies have ‘zero evidence’ of raising achievement

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‘Academies are a waste of public money’ – says leading UK Head Teacher, raising questions over their existence in the first place Reporter - Chrys Salter We all know of that one school in the wrong side of town, the one with the lowest GCSE results in the area year upon year and their student’s main objective is to stay out of prison, let alone make it to college or university. The conservative government have taken the ‘academy model’ introduced by the previous labour government in the early millennium, and have morphed it into something completely different, and let’s be honest, something utterly beyond recognition and salvation.   Let’s begin by looking closely at what it means to be an academy in December 2016… Academies are independent, state-funded schools, which receive thei

Ofsted ‘Uncomfortable’ To Downgrade Outstanding Schools Despite Declining Performance DatS

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More than 30% of ‘outstanding’ secondary schools in England were kept at the same inspection grade in their follow up Ofsted inspection, despite seeing a “significant deterioration” in their academic performance, a new analysis has revealed. Reporter - Chrys Salter Research by the Education Policy Institute, published in November, found large numbers of schools are maintaining positive Ofsted grades despite a “significant deterioration” in results, as the government introduces a new performance measure for secondary schools which focuses on progress rather than individual student outcomes. The research analysis of Ofsted inspection grades and the new performance data from 2007 to 2016, found that almost 34% of outstanding secondary schools who saw their performance progress stall or d