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Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

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Vicky Questions Secretary of State on Failing Academies

On Monday 15th June Vicky question Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan about the number of failing academies.

It was the first time the Secretary of State had made the figures clear after she had avoided the question five times on BBC Breakfast.

The exchange can be watched on Parliament TV here:


Full Transcript:

Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford) (Lab): On 3 June, during an interview on “BBC Breakfast”, the Education Secretary was asked five times, “How many academies are inadequate?” She has had two weeks to find the answer, so how many academies are failing, and what is she doing for children who are being let down in those schools?

Nicky Morgan: I welcome the hon. Lady to her position. The answer is 133. As I have set out, this Government take swift action to turn around all failing academies, and we want that same opportunity for children who are in failing local authority maintained schools.


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