EXCLUSIVE: Academies given £8m over 3 years to make staff redundant – despite teacher shortage

A Schools Week investigation reveals the hidden costs behind transforming failing schools

The government has granted nearly £8 million to academies so they can dismiss staff – as many schools buckle under a recruitment crisis.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the Department for Education (DfE) has given out £7.9 million during the past three years to allow 176 academies to make their staff redundant.

The cash is only available in an academy’s first two years and the final decision is made by the secretary of state on a “case-by-case” basis.

Read on… https://schoolsweek.co.uk/exclusive-academies-given-8m-over-3-years-to-make-staff-redundant-despite-teacher-shortage/

LucyJ

2 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: Academies given £8m over 3 years to make staff redundant – despite teacher shortage

  1. Which renegade Labour Fool “invented” Academies ?Was it the War Criminal “Screaming Skull” Blair, the Cyclops “Mad Gordon” Broon, or both of them ???? Whoever or whichever , they should be hanging their heads in shame at the shambles they have brought to our kids’ education !

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