Despite the government turning back on its plans to turn all schools in England and Wales into Academies, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is still positive on academisation.
At a conference yesterday, everyone’s 4th most hated Tory (Cameron, Hunt, Osborne hold the top 3 spots) told senior education officials that she would be forcing the BBC to reopen its Fame Academy.
“Sure, we may have recalculated plans to academise the nation. But we cannot for a moment for a think that academies are a failure. There have been many successful academies such as Finchurch Community Academy in Devon, The Archbishop Edward Grindal Church of England Academy in Hull and of course, Fame Academy. Which is why, I will be meeting with the Director General of the BBC this week to re-open it’s Fame Academy.
Fame Academy was the BBC’s attempt at a singing contest and ran for two series in 2002 and 2003. The series was seen as an unbridled success, training and educating singers to become world-renowned super-stars. Series one winner David Sneddon and series two winner Alex Parks are both now much loved household names as a result of the Academy.
With Fame Academy due to reopen attention has turned to the teaching staff. Eyes are on Fame Academy alumni Lemar may return in a teaching and coaching capacity. However, when asked if he would return to Fame academy as a teacher, he seemed unsure stating:
“Right about now, I’m 50/50”