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Schools becoming academies? Handle with care!

by peterdownes on 7 March, 2011

Schools becoming academies?  Handle with care !   Some governing bodies may well be considering whether to convert from being a Local Authority (LA) school to becoming an independent state-funded school, i.e. an academy. The purpose of this article is very simple: it is to urge you to think very carefully before taking this step. […]

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The Lib Dems in coalition have managed to get their Pupil Premium proposal in place for April 2011. Every child registered for Free School Meals (FSM)will bring in £430 extra for the school’s budget. This can be used by the school to provide extra support (e.g. one-to-one tuition, smaller teaching groups, booster classes) so that […]

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