7 Mar 2016

Jess Edwards, Joint Secretary Lambeth NUT
Last month saw the passing of the Education and Adoption Bill and as some commentators have said this is a dark day for education.
The Bill will force more schools to become academies but is based on scant evidence. In fact even the Education Committee of parliament finds little to recommend about academies saying that
There is at present no convincing evidence of the impact of academy status on attainment in primary schools.

22 Feb 2016

Small Heath School in Birmingham will take further strike action in defence of victimised NUT rep Simon O’Hara.

9 Feb 2016

Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham who recently won the battle to prevent their school becoming an academy have returned to the picket line. They have begun the first of nine planned days of strike action. The NUT claims that school union rep Simon O’Hara was victimised by management during the dispute and are campaigning for his return to work.

4 Feb 2016

By Jess Edwards, Lambeth NUT Joint Branch Secretary
It is widely believed that the government plan to bring forward a white paper that will force all schools to become academies.