New report confirms that 'the growth of academies may entrench rather than mitigate social inequalities'

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A report by the Academies Commission, supported by the RSA and a Pearson think tank, has highlighted concerns about the how the mass expansion of the academy programme has led to unbalanced and unaccountable provision in many areas. Its key recommendations are about boosting accountability and standardising the rules on who schools can admit and how parents can get redress if their children are turned away. For many this will confirm their fears that many free standing academies have little or no inclination to become involved with their wider communities and that those academies which a part of a chain will be more loyal to to the chain of command which can be based anywhere than to local people. You can read the full report here: http://www.thersa.org/action-research-centre/education/reports-and-events/reports/unleashing-greatness

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:39