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Free schools: Katharine Birbalsingh explains Lambeth plan

The former deputy headteacher, who left her job after a speech at a Conservative Party Conference, explained the similarities between academies and free schools, and added it was wrong for council staff to tell teachers how to teach, or governors how to govern.

Katharine Birbalsingh, who is planning to set up a new Free School in south London, said: "we need to trust our teachers."

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