To: Secretary of State for Education - Justine Greening

Return Wakefield City Academy Trusts schools to their local LAs

Return Wakefield City Academy Trusts schools to their local LAs

To allow Local Authorities to take back of the academies in their area, that used to be part of the Wakefield City Academy Trust, and provide the funds for the transfer.

Why is this important?

There is no evidence that becoming an Academy improves the outcomes of our children & young people. Schools that have transferred from the democratic control of the Local Authority can find themselves in a far worse position.

Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) has said recently, it was unable to "facilitate the rapid improvement our academies need, and our students deserve".
The Department for Education (DfE) said many of the schools within the trust were performing below the national average.

We demand that:

The Department of Education allows Local Authorities to take back democratic control of the academies in their area, that used to be part of the Wakefield City Academy Trust.

That the Treasury compensates schools who are in deficit, or are financially worse off due to the financial mismanagement of WCAT, and provides Local Authorities the finances to complete the transfer and provide continuing support for these academies.

Our children’s education should not be used as a political football and we want democratic accountability to be returned to our communities."

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Reasons for signing

  • Academies for profit are no way to run education. Now there is proof!
  • Education should be run by the government for the people. It is NOT for profit making.
  • These schools have been left in limbo after the collapse of Wakefield City Academy Trust.

Updates

2017-09-15 10:10:16 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-09-11 13:45:38 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-09-10 00:25:40 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-09-09 22:46:34 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-09-09 22:15:36 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-09-09 21:39:51 +0100

10 signatures reached