Failing schools under scrutiny

26th October 2012 at 01:00

A report by former No 10 policy chief James O'Shaughnessy has said failing schools should be turned into academies if they receive a "requirement to improve" from Ofsted. If there is no improvement after a second inspection, the schools should be obliged to join an academy chain. After a third poor rating, they should be handed over to an education management organisation that could run them for profit.

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