Published Letter-Daily Telegraph 10 May
SIR – The Government’s U-turn on forced academisation is welcome. If maintained schools are good, or outstanding, they should be supported. Forcing structural changes on successful institutions would be dreadful politics, and counterproductive to efforts to raise attainment.
There is significant support in the Conservative Party for academies, but this is balanced by a distrust of centrally driven prescriptive interventions. Whitehall doesn’t always know best, but even Tory ministers often forget this maxim.
Politicians should always go with what works. They should also respect the views of parents.
Patrick Watson


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