Islington Campaign Against Academies
The latest political football match in education involves schools being taken from Local Education Authorities (LEAs) and given to private individuals in exchange for relatively small amounts of money. The LEA then has to keep paying to send students there, having spent tens of millions of pounds refurbishing it for the privelege of giving it away, while the sponsor gets his own fief and some control over expenditure.
If they succeed, possibly because the new buildings allow the school to select better off students, then the government claims the benefit and slates the LEA schools around it. If it fails, then it was nobody's fault. The students and staff are a political football, but headteachers, governors and councillors may be tempted if they see it as "the only game in town."
Two academies are proposed in Islington:
A Church of England Academy on Liverpool Road N1
An ARC academy on the sites of Islington Green School and Moorlands Primary.
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