22nd April 2016
David Cameron has said his Government will press on with plans for all schools to become academies, despite mounting opposition.
He expressed his support for the plans while speaking at Prime Ministers’ Questions in Parliament this week.
This came after criticism of the plans from Graham Brady the chairman of the influential 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs and from some leading Conservative Councillors.
The Government faced further challenges as the National Audit Office raised concerns about the Department for Education’s accounts, which were submitted late.