The successful chains according to the government
Lord Nash said in the Lords on 4 March that “Sponsored academies are now improving at double the rate of local authority-maintained schools.” He also conceded that E Act, the academy chain, had been “over ambitious”. The Department for Education is searching for sponsors to take over a string of struggling schools being relinquished by the E-Act academy chain, in what one commentator said was the largest forced reorganisation of school management since the end of the grammar school era.
Lord Nash also names the chains that he rates, which hopefully wont come back to haunt him.
He said in the Lords on 4 March “We now have many successful chains, such as ARK, Harris, Outwood Grange, REAch2, Greenwood Dale, Aldridge and Perry Beeches, which are turning round inner-city schools that were previously just written off. Some of their performance statistics are really quite miraculous.”