Author Archives: Dave

Small Heath School take fourth day of strike action against plans to turn the school into an academy.

NUT, NASUWT and ATL members at Small Heath School, Birmingham are taking their 4th day of strike action on November 18th
Please send messages of support c/o Simon O’Hara NUT rep: jo_simon@yahoo.co.uk

Continue reading

Posted in News, Top story | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Small Heath School take fourth day of strike action against plans to turn the school into an academy.

‘Free’ schools demand money from parents

Whitehall Park ‘Free’ school in Islington is demanding that parents pay into a special fund to pay for trips. It is asking parents to prove that they have paid in. Unfortunately parents with family budgets under stress from the Chancellor’s austerity programme are not paying up.

Continue reading

Posted in News, Top story | Comments Off on ‘Free’ schools demand money from parents

Opposition to Hove Park Academy continues to grow: seventy percent against conversion

On the morning of Tuesday 15th July, ‘Hove Park not Gove Park’ badges became collectors’ items when Michael Gove lost the confidence of Dave Cameron and was demoted from Secretary of State for Education. On Tuesday afternoon, Brighton & Hove City Council announced the result of a ballot of Hove Park School parents. More than 1,500 parents had the vote and on a turnout higher than for local elections fewer than 160 voted to convert the school to an academy with more than 70% of those voting being clearly against conversion.

Continue reading

Posted in News, Top story | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Opposition to Hove Park Academy continues to grow: seventy percent against conversion

Chief inspector stumbles

Wilshaw stumbles on being told of Gove’s demotion. The Chief Inspector apparently does not know the new Secretary of State for Education.

Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Comments Off on Chief inspector stumbles

Heartbreaking posts from teachers driven out of education by Gove

“I am leaving the profession and only one person turned up to interview for my replacement. I know of two other schools which have been so far unable to fill vacant positions in my subject, all in greater Manchester. maybe people will take notice when there are not enough teachers left who want to do the job any more.”

Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Comments Off on Heartbreaking posts from teachers driven out of education by Gove