Academy trusts spend on PR grows | Schools Week

Academisation – the freedom to transfer money from teaching to PR.. How does this help educate children? Is this what Kings Heath and Moseley Schools really need the “Freedom” to do?

Councils are running classes for school managers on how to deal with the media in a crisis, while academy trusts are calling in consultants for up to £450 a day, a Schools Week investigation into the cost of public relations has revealed.

The recent government investigation into the Perry Beeches academy trust (Former Perry superhead Liam Nolan pictured) in Birmingham revealed how the chain had employed a communications team to handle media operations for £450 a day.

Source: Academy trusts spend on PR grows | Schools Week

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