Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy

March 29th, 2011 at 10:05 am

Is the process of academy conversion open to abuse?

I consider the appointment of the “trustees” was undemocratic and possibly unlawful.

I was a Governor of the ——– (name redacted by editor) School Federation.

When the decision was made to become an academy I was initially in support. This was because I considered the education authority had behaved badly regarding the BSF fiasco…The governors were advised that they would elect the trustees. So far as I am concerned, this opportunity never really arose. Instead the appointment process was sprung at a governors meeting at which there was no agenda item. I considered this to be no more than an ambush. read more

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