Birmingham City Council – Voted in April to Oppose Academisation of Good and Outstanding schools

This is one of those where the title says it all.

The country’s largest council, located in a key election battleground, has passed a motion rejecting the government’s plan to turn all schools into academies.

Birmingham City Council last night publicly vowed to oppose several policies listed in the government’s white paper, including the government’s intention to force all remaining local authority-maintained schools to convert into academies.

The city – which will hold local elections next month – has come under fire for the running of its schools, most notably during the Trojan Horse investigations.

After allegations of extremism in some schools the government appointed former chief inspector of schools Sir Mike Tomlinson as the city’s education commissioner to drive “improvements to the standards of education”.

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