• Removing parent governors will be seen as power grab to stifle dissent

    Three years ago the then education secretary Justine Greening announced she was dropping her predecessor’s proposal to remove the requirement for academy trusts to reserve places for elected parents. The Department for Education was taken aback by the strength of opposition, particularly from parents themselves. Greening’s statement that “parent governors play a vital role” was

    13.51 Oct. 1st, 2019 | Opinion

  • Parental backlash forces academy trust to abandon school closure

    England’s largest academy chain has abandoned plans to close a town’s only secondary school after a backlash from parents. Sandown Bay Academy, one of just eight secondary schools on the Isle of Wight, will now either be taken on by a new sponsor or merge with the local Bay Church of England Primary School to become an

    16.10 Sep. 5th, 2017 | News