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The Lion’s Den; Angst and Anger About Academisation

Wednesday gave me some empathy with how Daniel must have felt when he was thrown into the Lion’s Den.  The Diocese only has one Academy Trust, us, and everyone else is pretty happy with their local authority maintained lot. Continue reading

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Academies: It’s a Fight, It’s a Real Fight

Even before the line was uttered, in Bridget Jones’s Diary, I found myself laughing as we watched the film again last Sunday.  The ridiculous, “It’s a fight, it’s a real fight” scene, involving Hugh Grant and Colin Firth fighting in the street and restaurant, is wonderfully choreographed and acted.  In the more sinister setting and political intrigue of a Tory leadership battle; no prisoners will be taken and that includes schools.  It’s a real post-White Paper fight over academisation which will be part of defining the schooling system for decades to come. Continue reading

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