Matthew Smith

Old school ties | 15 January 2011

What Lord Adonis, who invented academies, thinks of education reform under Michael Gove

Last week, Michael Gove marked an important moment in the coalition government’s school reforms. The number of academies — that is, state schools granted independent status — reached 407, twice the number created in almost a decade of Labour’s academy programme. Since September, schools have become academies at the rate of one a day.

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