A £1 billion overspend on the academies programme has resulted in funding for under-performing schools being slashed. Teachers’ leaders described the overspend as ‘appalling’.
Four hundred primary schools in England judged to be among the weakest will become academies by the end of 2013, joining 200 failing primaries that are already on the way to academy status.
With the news from the Daily Mail of leaked papers on the changes of GCSEs to a more O-Level type exam, here are the other changes that Michael Gove announced last week as part of a ‘Transformation’ of Education
Michael Gove spoke last week at the National College of Leaders Conference. With the focus of the three day event being ‘Seizing Success’ Gove’s speech concentrated firstly on the progress in leadership development in our schools, moving on to how the government are planning to transform the next generation of quality teachers.
This is the summary of the main points that stood out from the keynote speech:
It was great to meet so many of you at the Academies Show in London’s Olympia and hear your news and views about the pros and cons of running, or working in, an academy. Eteach CEO Paul Howells gave a talk on the importance of schools building their online brand and meanwhile, protesters dressed up as cigar touting Fat Cats outside the venue.