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A story has appeared in the Observer 19/10/14, that looks into the claims that three schools had prior warning of an Ofsted visit. It reveals new emails that indicate that they had prior knowledge of an inspection. They also reveal expenses including a Vera Wang teaset costing £420.

Academy Headteacher ‘steps down’ in Leicester

The Leicester Mercury newspaper announced on 16th September 2014 that Mrs Pat Dubas, the head/principal of The Samworth Enterprise Academy, Leicester’s only academy, had ‘stepped down following poor GCSE results’.

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Education and the Election – which way forward for education?
New Speaker added to Steering Committee
Open Meeting ALL Welcome

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Parents who ran a “Hove vs Gove” campaign against plans to turn their local comprehensive into an academy were celebrating a landmark victory today.
Governors at Hove Park School in East Sussex voted unanimously this week against plans to convert the 1,600-pupil school into an academy, after protests from parents and teachers including a one-day strike which closed the school this summer.

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PUBLIC MEETING ALL WELCOME Saturday 11th October 2pm – 4pm London

Come and discuss future education policy with with politicians

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The story of the campaign to save Copland school from being turned into an academy

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Hove Park Governors Vote to Reject Academy Status

Statement from Hands Off Hove Park School campaign group:

“The parents, carers and members of the community that make up Hands Off Hove Park School are delighted and thrilled that the governors have ultimately made the right decision and voted no to academy status. This is an excellent result for the whole of this school community but also for all schools across Brighton & Hove.


Nicky Morgan has given her first interview since schools have started, and has talked about considering for-profit education. She acknowledges that many people would not be happy with the idea, but says she has “left the door open to the introduction of for-profit schools, saying it was a policy on which she was happy to take further advice’

Julie High Court

A London council has suspended an elected NUT official. Julie Davies, Haringey NUT branch secretary and a vocal supporter of the Save Downhills anti academy campaign, was suspended just before the end of the summer term. This week the NUT will challenge the Council at the High Court.


How can we reduce educational inequality?
Tuesday 23rd September
David Lammy
Eddie Playfair
Professor Diane Reay
Catherine West
Chair: Emma Ann Hardy


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