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Report Recommends Private Firms to Aid Poorly Performing Schools

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Report Recommends Private Firms to Aid Poorly Performing Schools

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England's weakest schools should be subject to a 'three strikes and you're out' failure regime when being told to improve, potentially culminating in private sector intervention, according to a new report.

Former Policy Chief at Downing Street, James 0' Shaughnessy, suggests that schools should first be obliged to become an Academy School, then to join an Academy "chain',' and finally to hand the running of a school over to an Educational Management Organisation (EMO). An Academy chain is three or more Academy schools bound together legally, financially and operationally, and an EMO would be a private or not-for-profit provider running the schools under contract to a commissioner, such as a governing body

The report for the Policy Exchange cites international evidence that school chains can be more effective at improving results, including from Sweden, Hong Kong and Canada. It says they spread "effective educational practice',' including good training programmes and monitoring systems, as well as delivering economies of scale. …

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