A short-term goal is 4,000 chains running every school in the country, possibly reducing to 1,000 chains in 10 years. It means loss of independent legal status for all schools, the end of school governance as we know it, and multi-academy trusts able to top-slice millions from the budgets of schools that will be no different from branches of a supermarket.I hope so!
I’ve never, for instance, been refused service in a supermarket because the staff were on strike.
Nor told by the manager and staff I can't buy another supermarket's product if I want to.
Nor lectured on morality when I'm selecting my baked beans and toilet rolls.
So I say: Bring....it....ON!