From the AAA website
Michael Gove has announced that he intends to force 200 ‘failing’ primary schools to become Academies, with another 500 threatened.
The history of Academies ‘fixing’ schools is not very impressive.
Of the 74 Academies entering pupils for 2 or more years of GCSE’s In 2009, 32% saw their results fall, this is a larger proportion than in the maintained sector.
Does Michael Gove really think that taking Primary Schools out of the direction of Local Authorities, and placing them in the hands of other schools, is what they need? Or is he creating chains of Academies ripe for Edu-business to pick?