After the Government announced that it wanted to force every school to become an academy, Dawn spoke out and said that she would fight the Government to make sure that good schools were not forced into converting. 

Dawn wrote the the Secretary of State outlining the views of various headteachers in the Brent borough and asking the Secretary of State to stop the process with immediate effect. You can view Dawn’s letter to the Secretary of State here.

Since then, the government have backed down over their initial plans amid the opposition they faced from teachers and parents. The Under Secretary of State issued a written response to Dawn’s letter, in which Lord Nash said that there would no longer be a forced academisation program and there are no plans to reintroduce this by new legislation. 

You can view Lord Nash’s response to Dawn’s letter below. 












































































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