15 Apr 2016

The Conservatives are trying to force the academisation of all our schools. This is a top down re-organisation, costing over £1 billion – without a shred of evidence that academies improve standards – that teachers, governors and parents do not want.

10 Apr 2016

‘The first job we have as Labour Councillors is to get the message out that these changes are not inevitable and governing bodies should not rush to convert.Schools should make the decision about their status that is right for them and not feel pushed into converting now.’

31 Mar 2016

The government’s introduction of the White Paper, Educational excellence everywhere, plans to make all schools across England academies.
This is a privatisation of our schools. It will see: the removal of all school governors and therefore parental input in to schools, the deregulation of all schools staff’s pay and conditions, and an end to university based training for teachers and Qualified Teacher Status.

24 Mar 2016

Come along to the AAA meeting Parents Defending Education – sign up here.
23 April 1pm – Speakers: Michael Rosen, Kevin Courtney (NUT), Mary Bousted (ATL).

22 Mar 2016

FT acknowledges that a there is no evidence that academies have raised standards and describes government plans as a risky experiment.