Publications and Press

Publications

Report:

The Academies Commission Report, ‘Unleashing Greatness: Getting the best from an academised system‘, published on 10th January, 2013. Download report here.

Launch of the Academies Commission final report, RSA, 10/01/2013; 18:00
Listen to full recording including audience Q&A from RSA Events here (to download audio file onto your computer, please right-click link and choose “Save Link As…” )
Watch the edited highlights of the event on this RSA Public Events Programme page.

Articles and blog posts:

Prof Chris Husbands, IOE London Blog, 14/01/2013
If knowledge in education is sticky, how do we get it unstuck and flowing?

Prof Becky Francis, The Pearson Think Tank blog, 17/01/2013
Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration

Christine Gilbert, GovToday, 21/01/2013
Creating successful Academies

Academies Commission report

Press

Our press release is available here.

Responses to the report:

Anti Academies Alliance

Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)

Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)

E-ACT

Education for Liberation

NASUWT

National Union of Teachers (NUT)

SSAT (The Schools Network)

Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary

Media Coverage:

Financial Times, 09/01/2013
Success of new academies as yet unproved

Accord Coalition, 10/01/2013
Debate over segregation in schools should not overlook growing religious segregation, cautions Accord

BBC Breakfast, 10/01/2013

BBC News, 10/01/2013
Academies could ‘fuel social segregation’

BBC News, 10/01/2013
Some academies in England ‘covertly’ selecting pupils (video)

BBC Radio 4, Today Programme, 10/01/2013
Christine Gilbert, Commission Chair, and Bill Watkin, operational director for academies at SSAT, discuss potential improvements to the academies system.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, 10/01/2013
Unleashing Inequality

Channel 4 News, 10/01/2013
Academies ‘covertly select’ privileged pupils

Conservative Home, 10/01/2013
Academy schools are breaking down social segregation not fueling it

Disability News Service, 10/01/2013
Report suggests spread of academies is undermining inclusion

Education Investor, 10/01/2013
Government should improve academy accountability

King’s College London, 10/01/2013
Academies report published

Modern Governor, 10/01/2013
Governors’ Role in Academies Needs “Greater Attention”

Public Finance, 10/01/2013
Academy schools must select fairly

The Guardian, 10/01/2013
Academies report disguises the damage they are doing to British schools

The Guardian, 10/01/2013
Academies use covert selection methods to skew intake

The Guardian, 10/01/2013
School academies: not all good, or all bad – but all in need of a helping hand

The Huffington Post UK, 10/01/2013
Academies Manipulating Admissions To Exclude Poorer Pupils

The Independent, 10/01/2013
Academies ‘flout admissions rules to select privileged pupils’

The New Statesman: The Staggers, 10/01/2013
How academies covertly select pupils

The Northern Echo, 10/01/2013
Criticism of academies ‘one-sided’ says principal

The Telegraph, 10/01/2013
Academies accused of cherry picking middle-class pupils

The Telegraph Blog: News – Education, 10/01/2013
Contrary to ‘exclusive’ reports in the press, the Tories don’t have any plans to privatise state education

The Times, 10/01/2013
Strip councils of schools power

Independent Schools Council (ISC) blog, 11/01/2013
Collabetition, anyone?

Institute of Education (IOE), University of London, 11/01/2013
Local authorities should be ‘children’s champions’ under an academised school system, says IOE director

NAHT Blog: Education Otherwise – Susan Young, 11/01/2013
Academies, improving the system, and a much-misquoted report

TES, 11/01/2013
Academy status is ‘not a panacea’, experts warn

TES, 11/01/2013
From The Editor – An unfinished revolution in the reign of timidity

SecEd, 16/01/2013
Commission highlights covert selection practices and a lack of transparency in some academies

Socialist Educational Association (SEA) blog, 16/01/2013
Does the Academies Commission provide a new agenda for schools?

TES, 18/01/2013
Why do some feel the need to segregate?

Montrose42′ Blog, 20/01/2013
Collaboration and Interdependence – Is this the key to improve our education system?

edapt, Blog, 21/01/2013
A glimmer of hope from the Academies Commission?

The Guardian, 21/01/2013
Schools work best when they work together

REOnline, 22/01/2013
Unleashing Greatness and RE

Innovation Unit, Blog, 23/01/2013
Why schools need a dating service

Local Schools Network, 23/01/2013
Innovation is inhibited by league tables not by lack of freedom says Commission

Guardian, Teacher Network, 24/01/2013
Academy schools: a flawed system that cannot be sustained

The National Foundation for Educational Research, 31/01/2013
Ways to unleash greatness: key tools for all schools

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For a selection of tweets discussing the Academies Commission report, please click here.

To view the twitter conversation at the report launch event at the RSA, please click here.

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