A number of Catholic dioceses have been encouraging their schools to take steps to become academies as part of Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts (CATs). We believe that this is a risky move that is also unnecessary in the current political climate and amidst great uncertainty about the future of the academies policy.
We are keen to visit as many schools as possible to support NEU members and ensure that members continue to have a say in their union.
In desperate times for education funding, post-16 funding has suffered even more.
No evidence linking academy status and educational standards