England official wants secondary schools to oversee primaries

03/1/2010 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

Head teachers at successful secondary schools in England are being encouraged by Michael Gove, the shadow schools secretary, to take over neighbouring primary schools. Gove said students entering secondary school are not well-prepared, and turning secondary schools into academies would help to get them ready for more rigorous work. Ed Balls, the schools secretary, and teachers unions each attacked the proposal.

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