If academies are the answer, what was the question?

Ripe to be turned into an academy - if it wasn't one already!

Ripe to be turned into an academy – if it wasn’t one already!

Information emerged with the publication of the so-called ‘league table’ data last week, that 200 schools across the country failed to achieve the government’s ‘floor target’ for GCSE, that is, that a minimum 40% of students should achieve at least 5 good GCSE grades (C or above) including English and Maths. The fate for such schools, under Michael Gove’s regime, is that they are highly likely to be turned into academies. All, that is, but the 60 of those ‘failing’ schools who are already academies. No news what might become of them. Any suggestions?

Meanwhile, locally, the Ormiston Ilkeston Academy was rated ‘inadequate’ by OFSTED just before Christmas.

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