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Springfield school strike against academisation

Birmingham NEU members taking strike action at Springfield School this morning. The strike is over a restructure which will introduce 4 Director posts with no substantive teaching role and increase the workload of existing members. Just have a read of … Continue reading

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Derby public meeting: Academisation- the wrong decision?

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Whitehaven Academy pupils and parents were ‘let down’

PARENTS and students of Whitehaven Academy have been “let down”, a government official admitted. Jonathan Slater, the Department for Education’s permanent secretary, has spoken out about the problem-plagued school saying the school’s management “has not been up to the task”. … Continue reading

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University of Chester urged to pull out of academy schools

A university should pull out of running academy schools because of a “record of repeated failure”, a group of local MPs has said. Four MPs in Cheshire and Staffordshire have written to the University of Chester after an academy trust … Continue reading

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Parents protest about East Cambridgeshire school’s proposal to become part of an academy trust

An East Cambridgeshire school that could become an academy has caused outrage among parents who claim they were “appalled” to not be told about the move before. Swaffham Prior CofE alerted parents of their proposal to become part of a … Continue reading

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