£2 million in funding and 42 teaching posts could be lost from University of Brighton academies


A matter of days ago, it was with some pride that the Vice Chancellor of the University of Brighton asserted that the University of Brighton will “continue to expand its academy chain adding to the fourteen schools it has across Sussex with two further schools in Crawley and the secondary free school in Brighton which will make it the largest university multi-academy trust in the country” (see http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14837226.Vice_chancellor_makes_pledge_over_university_student_numbers/?commentSort=score ). We presume she thought the further involvement of the University of Brighton in Sussex schools – making it one of the bigger multi academy trusts (MATs) in the country – was good for schools, parents, children and teachers.

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