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Is forced academisation worth it?

Is forced academisation worth it?

The Department for Education's top official has admitted that it is impossible to prove that forcing schools to become academies offers better value for taxpayers' money than leaving them with local authorities.

Permanent secretary Jonathan Slater was pressed repeatedly by MPs this morning on the evidence behind his department's academies policy.

Although the government recently softened its policy on forcing schools to become academies, schools that fail their Ofsted inspections can still be required to convert.

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