Wearing her trademark TV interview crazed stare, education secretary Nicky Morgan took to the airwaves this morning to extol the virtues of her new Education and Adoption Bill:
“Today’s landmark Bill will allow the best education experts to intervene in poor schools from the first day we spot failure.
“It will sweep away the bureaucratic and legal loopholes previously exploited by those who put ideological objections above the best interests of children.
The phrase “sweep away the bureaucratic and legal loopholes” is DfE speak for stripping parents of the right to challenge academies — and covering up for their own incompetence.
On Monday Scrapbook reported the case of Prendergast school, whose governors, along with a Tory-appointed academies czar and officials at DfE failed to check procedures had been followed while attempting to force through academy status against the wishes of truculent parents.
Morgan was also loathe to be drawn this morning (VIDEO) on the number of sponsored academies which are failing.
That’s because nearly 50% of them are rated by Ofsted as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘failing’.