Legislation introduced under the coalition government had removed the provision of some schools’ services from local authority control and forced the hand of schools to offer contracts to private providers. This was a surreptitious encroachment of the free market into schools that was ratcheted up still further under the majority Conservative government from 2015. All schools are responsible for a wide range of contracts, and Academy chains have particularly large numbers of contracts to award, but for Free schools and Academies, there is little oversight as to how such contracts are conferred. These contracts allowed for-profit companies to enter into education provision (companies which, in many cases, had no previous knowledge of schools).
|Title of host publication||Negotiating Neoliberalism: Developing Alternative Educational Visions|
|Editors||Timothy Rudd, Ivor Goodson|
|Place of Publication||Boston USA|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2016|
|Name||Studies in Professional Life and Work|
- School of Humanities - Professor in English Literature
- Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories
- Performance and Communities Research and Enterprise Group
Philips, D. (2016). Education free for all: outsourcing, contracts and conflicts of interest in the UK. In T. Rudd, & I. Goodson (Eds.), Negotiating Neoliberalism: Developing Alternative Educational Visions (pp. 101-116). (Studies in Professional Life and Work). Sense Publishers.