Kent Primary in Academy status row

Governors of Twydall Primary (Gillingham) voted on Friday on whether to convert the school to an academy run by the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) – against the vast majority of parents wishes expressed in a consultation. The school has been in special measures since May 2014.

Yesterday morning Alex Ward was talking on BBC Kent live with Paul Clark (Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Gillingham and Rainham) and me about my views on the pros and cons of academy status.

Listen here to the YouTube video of the interview with myself. Alternatively, you can listen to the whole breakfast show on BBC iPlayer.

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