Bonus Ep 5: Academies report
Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020
In this episode, Emma Park speaks with the NSS's head of education, Alastair Lichten, about the society's new report. The report reveals how academisation has enabled faith groups to increase their influence over thousands of schools, including those with no religious character.
With little public debate, religious governance has increased, while secular oversight has diminished. In Power grab: Academisation and the threat to secular education, the NSS says academisation and mixed multi-academy trusts (mixed MATs) have "seriously undermined community-ethos education in England".
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