Heads face hard sell on academy status, say teacher unions


Chris Keates General Secretary NASUWT

Chris Keates
General Secretary NASUWT

The BBC has reported that Chris Keates, NASUWT General Secretary has told the education select committee that Primary head teachers in England are being cold-called by “brokers”, urging them to convert to academy status. They are often being offered a certain amount of money, never actually quantified, if they convert to academy status.  The BBC adds that ‘Concerns have been raised in the past of potential conflicts of interest among individuals contracted to work as advisers in the government’s free schools programme in England. ‘ You can read the full story by clicking on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29604609

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