Welcome to Episode 8 of Staffroom Rambles, the weekly education podcast by Tom Rogers and Chris Mayoh.
This week is an Academies Special where we discuss reaction to the news that the UK’s Conservative Government will be ensuring that all schools become academies in the next few years.
Links to articles we discussed this week can be found here:
A BBC article about the financial black hole in the academies plan: Academy plan could cost 1.3bn, says Labour
Headteacher Jarlath O’Brien’s TES article about the impact on students with SEND under the new plans: White Paper: How SEND is the Achilles’ heel of mass academisation
Kevin Coutney’s TES article about the impact of the academies plans on school finances, including teachers’ pay and conditions: ‘Academisation is a huge threat to teachers’ pay and conditions’
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