Reclaiming Education Group | Who Controls Our Schools? – Education Reform Seminar 2: The Remedies

The Remedies is the second of Reclaiming Education’s two seminars about the fractured state of education in England and how to repair it.

About this event

  • Speakers
  • Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Hackney Council
  • Nigel Gann, author of The Great Education Robbery
  • Georgia Gould. Leader, Camden Council
  • John McDonell MP, former Shadow Chancellor
  • Questions and Answers

Date & Time: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 19:30 – 21:00 BST

Location: Online

State-funded schools in the United Kingdom, apart from in England, are accountable to Local Authorities. The picture in England is very different. 78% of secondaries and 37% of primaries are now academies or free schools with around half of these belonging to Multi-Academy Trusts. The government wants even more schools to join MATs. These trusts are directly accountable to the DFE through Regional Schools Commissioners bypassing local authorities altogether. Who controls these schools and how have academy bosses extended their influence in the system? What impact are they having on the content and quality of English education? How do MATs spend the vast resources they receive? Is the attempt by the Tories to create an education market working? Why is the school system in England so different from other high performing jurisdictions? This event is the second of two and will consider possible remedies to the current mess.

Sign-up below via the Eventbrite created for this seminar.

Reclaiming Education is an informal alliance of the Alliance for Inclusive Education (Allfie), Campaign for State Education (CASE), Comprehensive Future, FORUM, New Visions for Education Group, Rescue Our Schools and Socialist Education Association (SEA)

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