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Free schools: Head teachers’ union says pupils ‘learnt nothing all term’ and calls for controls to end ‘waste of millions’

Extract from www.independent.co.uk Russell Hobby, the general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), will cite evidence showing that one group of pupils who had been at the school for a term  were “precisely one term behind where they

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Most parents believe Michael Gove’s school reforms will risk their children’s education, survey says

Extract from www.independent.co.uk A survey of just over 1,000 parents carried out by the National Association of Head Teachers reveals 73 per cent believe introducing too much change too quickly damages their child’s education

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Free school and academy bureaucracy is costing taxpayers millions in private consultancy fees

TUC Press Release The government’s free school and academy programme has cost taxpayers nearly £80m in private consultants’ fees, according to a new TUC report published today (Friday). The research – which analyses official Department for Education (DfE) figures –shows

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Barnfield College claimed for £1m-worth of students it did not have on record, according to investigation

Extract from www.tes.co.uk Barnfield College, which sponsors more than half a dozen academies and free schools, had been the subject of a government investigation by both the Skills Funding Agency and the Education Funding Agency over allegations of financial mismanagement.  As well

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