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Strike begins over Sinfin Community School academy plan

Teachers have begun a two-day strike over a government proposal to turn their school into an academy.
Sinfin Community School, in Derby, was taken over by the government after “serious concerns” about standards were raised following an Ofsted report.

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Downhills school legal battle ends.

The Save Downhills campaign, which incorporated parents, teachers and supporters and was backed by the National Union of Teachers, had judicially reviewed Education Secretary Michael Gove’s decision to turn the school into an academy.

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LGA head: ‘Government should reassess new free schools’

LGA head: ‘Government should reassess new free schools’
David Simmons says areas where there is a shortage of places should be the priority

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Connaught School for Girls

Over one hundred parents, teachers and supporters lobbied the governing body of Connaught School for Girls on Wednesday 12 December to oppose the school becoming an academy.

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