Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Friday, 21 March 2014
Academy Chains Barred
Slipped out during the budget is the news that a number of academy chains have been barred from taking on more schools. If there is enough concern to bar them from new schools, I would have thought there would also be concern over the schools they are currently running. Yet the government does not have a proper inspection regime for academies, just some vague supervision by civil servants.