Sir Michael is right that standards in some local authorities are simply not good enough. There are still too many schools that do not provide a good enough education. We make no apology for introducing reforms to drive up standards in schools.
“The report recognises that sponsored Academies – with strong leadership and real expertise – are the best way to turn around struggling schools. That is why we are identifying consistently weak schools and allowing experienced Academy sponsors to take them over.
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