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Liberal Democrat PPC, Ian Sharpe, and Loughborough South champion Alex Guerrero have joined with the parents of pupils at Beacon Academy to fight the inadequate support the school is receiving from Academies Enterprise Trust, the Multi-Academy Trust which controls the school.

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The CEO of AET has responded to the points of concern and in the interests of fairness this is attached. It is our view that his response does not undermine the substance of the parents petition.

This is a link to his letter

What the parents are saying:

1. Beacon Academy is charged £66,000 a year by AET. That's enough money to educate 22 children.

2) The OFSTED rating of "requires improvement" has not improved since AET took over in 2012

3) Four different head teachers in the 6 years since AET acquired the school.

4) Constant revolving door of staff leaving and being replaced by inexperienced staff or none

5) Pupils' Educational Health Care Plans not being met.

6) Safeguarding issues: appropriate tutors not being supplied for children with Autism, school trips going ahead without the correct staff to pupil ratio,

7) Inappropriate transfer of pupils from Special need unit into mainstream.

8) Inadequately qualified staff, one special needs class is to be taught by a Teaching Assistant, not a qualified Teacher

9) Planned Admission Numbers reducing from 55 to 45, reducing the schools size.

1) Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a controversial Multi-Academy Trust with 63 schools and 33,000 pupils.

2) £16.1m has been provided by the government to fund a turnround plan, in order to bring its performance up to the required level.

3) The Senior Management of AET cost £1,500,000.

4) In 2018 they reduced the number of teachers by 336 and all the caretakers but increased the CEO's salary by £100,000 to £290,000.

5) Moved to an expensive London HQ