Michael Gove faces legal action as rebel primary battles his academy plan – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2012 in education, judicial review, news by tracey

“Michael Gove, the education secretary, is facing legal action by the primary school whose supporters he branded as ‘ideologues’ last week for fighting his plans to turn it into an academy. Lawyers for the governing body of Downhills primary in Haringey, north London, have escalated the row by accusing Gove of illegally trying to force the school to become independent of its local authority and be taken over by a sponsor. The Tory cabinet minister has been given less than two weeks to respond to a ‘statement of claim’ against him or face a judicial review over his conduct, which parents at the school say has been unfair and politically motivated.”

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The Guardian, 7th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk