By Sarah Dyer
Parents of a primary school in the UK have demanded a parliamentary inquiry following reports that the government are using bullying tactics in order to force schools to become academies.
“The move comes after it was revealed headteacher, Caroline Phillips, of Roke primary school in Croydon, south London, was resigning a day after they had been informed that she was off work due to stress.”
Pressure to transform the school into an academy has been rife since the school received a poor Ofsted report, with notice to improve status. Whilst this is still an issue, it is likely that becoming an academy is a way in which the school could improve its current poor status. Despite this however, the Independent claims that 83% of parents with children at the school are opposed to the school becoming an academy.
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