Take heart – the monstrous academy system is running out of road | Fiona Millar


An Isle of Wight academy trust has been driven off the island and its failing school returned to local authority control

It is becoming hard to find important education news these days; between Brexit, Trump and the latest parliamentary scandals it would have to be a significant storm or reform to break through to the public.

Which is why an interesting story about the Sandown Bay academy on the Isle of Wight was barely noticed. This school, which opened as a new academy in 2011, appears to have been virtually run into the ground by one of the largest academy trusts.

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