One of the only arguments being put for schools becoming an Academy is that they will get more money, and it will protect them from cuts and job losses.
In fact a number of Academies are already making cuts, and more are expected to follow.
Waterhead Academy in Oldham only opened in September, but already faces a ‘significant’ funding shortfall. The Head has told staff that there will be redundancies. There are rumours of significant job losses.