Parents and teachers who campaigned against plans to turn two popular primary schools in East Sussex into academies are celebrating after governors decided they should remain under the control of their local authority. Families and staff from Telscombe Cliffs and Peacehaven Heights primary schools in Peacehaven staged a day of action this month in protest at proposals to hand over the two schools to the Kent-based Swale Academies Trust. “These findings clearly show that staying under council control delivers better results for a school than those which convert to an academy,” she said. “It is unsurprising that local authorities fare better in an analysis which excludes schools that had failed under their leadership. However, the future of a third Peacehaven school, the community secondary, remains in doubt.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 23:01 UTC