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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Interesting article in the Guardian today - Surrey County Council is considering converting all Secondary Schools to academies.

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Surrey County Council has written to the education secretary, Michael Gove, asking for his views on an "exciting" proposal for it to relinquish control of all 53 schools. The Department for Education said it welcomed the "ambitious thinking".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... -academies


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Our local Catholic Grammar in Barnet applied and was accepted, but has decided (along with all other Catholic schools I understand) not to pursue, as it would mean giving the land to the council, and at least in our case it was bequest to the school by the church so is not for giving.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:32 pm 
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Seems the plan has been shelved - not sure this link will work

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-11512544


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:34 pm 
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I can't say I'm surprised - it seemed so radical! :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:45 pm 
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Agreed, I can't imagine why the council would have wanted all schools to opt out in this way. However quite an embarrassing about turn, though :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:13 pm 
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the quote marks say it all..............
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:16 pm 
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Does it not sound a bit like Vince Cable backtracking over graduate taxes, perhaps Surrey is Lib Dem :lol: I mean...yeah it looked like a great idea, but now you think about it .....


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