This organisation is the sort that potentially could take over the Kings Heath and Moseley Schools once they have become Academies and only the Regional Schools Commissioner(RSC) would have a say in it. The RSC is an unelected government appointee with no requirement to be answerable to the local community.
Is this what we want for the future of Schools in Kings Heath and Moseley?
One of England’s largest multi-academy trusts has been warned it has “let down pupils over a number of years” after a focused inspection of six of its schools by Ofsted found half required special measures. The Greenwood Academies Trust has been told to “urgently improve outcomes for pupils” after an investigation in November revealed failures to tackle underperformance
The organisation is the 11th largest multi-academy trust in England, running 31 schools in the east of England and the East Midlands. Common weaknesses include “significant underachievement” of the most able and disadvantaged pupils Ofsted said the trust had not done enough to identify the “weaknesses and needs” of its academies, and criticised leaders for failing to identify underperformance quickly enough.
Trustees have also not effectively held principals to account for pupil outcomes, inspectors said. Including the six schools inspected in November, 17 of the trust’s 31 academies are rated as good and two are..