[Ed76] Academies

AUTHOR: Zoe Tallon

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Database:
[076][Ed77][In76]
Prototypes:
[EP1]
Scenario Games Action Plan:
[AP76]
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DESCRIPTION
Schools established by sponsors from business, faith or voluntary groups working in partnerships with central Government and LEAs. Sponsors and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) provide the capital costs for the Academy. Running costs are met in full by the DfES. The academies program aims to challenge the culture of educational under attainment and to deliver real improvements in standards. All Academies are located in areas of disadvantage. Each will be different, drawing on the expertise of its sponsors to help develop its own distinctive ethos and mission. Academies are not bound by the National Curriculum and are free to adopt innovative approaches to the content and delivery of the curriculum. 2 academies in SE London are the first schools to have pupil selection by lottery approved. The government wants to encourage admissions policies that thwart wealthy families who buy in catchment areas of good state schools. With academies free to set admissions policies traditional state schools may be bleed of the best students and most active parents leaving the children left behind worse off.
The Thames Gateway area has 5 of the country’s 25 operational academies.

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RESEARCH AGENDA
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