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Despite her apparent climb-down by Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, regarding her proposal to force schools to become academies, Government policy has NOT changed, nor have the reasons for opposing it.  We described the White Paper as a “poisonous pill” and it remains so.

The Department for Education website (see http://bit.ly/2702HUK) is clear about this, saying “the government is committed to every school becoming an academy.”

It goes on to say:

In addition, the government will bring forward legislation which will trigger conversion of all schools within a local authority in 2 specific circumstances: