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Michael Gove: Academies deliver results and offer hope

Two hundred of England's worst-performing primary schools will be closed next year and re-opened as academies, under government plans.

The new academies, taken out of local authority control, will be run by more successful local schools.

Speaking to the BBC, Education Secretary Michael Gove said that making under performing schools into academies was proven to deliver results and offered a "transfusion of new hope and leadership".

  • 16 Jun 2011
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