Annal Nayyar- Ministers to intervene in failing academies

Sponsors that take struggling schools out of local authority control but fail to deliver improvements, will be held to account the Department for Education (DfE) has warned.

The DfE has written to all academy trusts warning that it will intervene in cases of ‘sustained poor academic performance’ and could ultimately force a change of sponsor.

The letter explains the first stage will be a pre-warning notice demanding substantial improvements.

However, the DfE does stress that most sponsored academies are performing well with GCSE results improving faster than in other secondary schools.

There are currently 912 sponsored academies, up from 203 in May 2010.

 

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