Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy

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May 28th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

We are not alone! More governors coming out against academies

 

COCKERMOUTH SCHOOL: MORALLY WE COULD NOT BECOME AN ACADEMY

Conversion promises more freedom, power and money. In these austere times, it must look an attractive proposition.

But governors of one of the county’s best state schools have surprised many by going against the grain.

Headteacher Geoff Walker moved quickly to warn people that the decision will rule out a cash windfall and result in a cut to the school’s budget, leading to subsequent “implications”…also saying “I suppose it was the moral argument and that was very much there in our governors’ minds.”

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