The BBC reports cross party opposition to the government's plans for forced academies via a LGA letter. That makes a lot of sense. Academies don't appear to improve school performance. They leave Councils without the tools to fulfil their legal duties such as providing school places, and the very opaque governance structure leads to all sorts of fears around the misuse of public resources.
It would be good if Brent Council would actually take a public position on this issue.