‘Our children’s education should not be used as a political football,’ states petition
A petition calling for the 21 schools in the Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) to be returned to their local authorities has gained hundreds of signatures.
The academy chain announced last week that it wanted to give up all 21 of its schools after concluding it was unable to rapidly improve them.
The petition, which had nearly 700 signatures at the time of writing, calls on the Department for Education to allow local authorities to take back democratic control of WCAT schools in their area and for the government to provide local authorities with the finances to do this – and to continue to support the schools.
Well spotted for us by LucyJ, our Education Correspondent.