Concerns raised about proposed sponsors of schools dropped by Wakefield City Academies Trust

NEU calls for DfE to consider letting the academies revert to local authority maintained status

Concerns have been raised about the capacity of the academy trusts the government wants to take over 21 schools that have been given up by their sponsor.

The Department for Education yesterday announced the identity of the eight academy trusts that it wants to pick up the academies that Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) is surrendering, after concluding it was unable to rapidly turn them around.

Now, the NEU teaching union has questioned whether the proposed sponsors are best placed to support them, and has called for the DfE to consider allowing the local authorities to take the schools back if they want.

Read on…

LucyJ Education Correspondent


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