Stephen took the opportunity today during Prime Minister's Questions to grill the Prime Minister on the Government's recently announced policy to turn all schools in England into Academies. Stephen asked the Prime Minister:
" Research by the Sutton Trust shows that turning schools into academies does not necessarily improve them. Parents at thousands of excellent primary schools want them to continue to be maintained by their local authorities. Why are Ministers planning to overrule parents and force all those schools to become academies? "
Stephen's question and the Prime Minister's response is available in full here