29 March 2016
Time is up for the current school system
Judging by the newspaper headlines, time is up for state-funded schools overseen by local authorities in England.
The Budget 2016, the associated education white paper (Educational Excellence Everywhere) and the Commons Education Select Committee’s inquiry into multi-academy trust (MAT) governance have confirmed what many suspected: the future of state-funded schools is academy shaped and MAT governance is in much need of support.
Introduced in 2000, academy schools were initially seen to...