Leadership

What could Nicky Morgan’s new legal powers mean for schools?

Failing schools will be forced to convert to academies under the new Education Bill published last week. And it seems no school is safe, as the DfE’s new powers to steamroll stakeholders extend to the schools – even ‘good’ ones –they class as ‘coasting’. Roger Inman examines the implications for school leaders.

Up to 1,000 failing schools could be forced to become academies under the new Education Bill announced last week. And it seems no one is safe, as the DfE’s new powers to steamroll stakeholders and turn schools into academies extend to any school they class as ‘coasting’. Roger Inman examines the implications for school leaders.

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