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Staff and parents strike again over Willesden school academy plans

Campaigners for a Willesden primary school were back on the picket line this week fighting plans to turn it into an academy and will do it again next week if pleas are not heard.

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The academies couple who contribute – and take out – a lot. Warwick Mansell

A married couple holding senior positions in an academy chain with nine schools were paid nearly £400,000 between them in salary, expenses and pensions contributions last academic year, despite the trust saying its finances are tight, Education Guardian can disclose.

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No To Free Schools – New campaign materials

New campaigning materials – Why we oppose Free Schools

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Three Tiers, Two Academies and One Free Market

Round up of the latest news on academies and free schools. Strikes, protests, Hewett academy order and a free school in special measures plus more

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Government defies campaign and moves to force Hewett School in Norwich to become an academy

The controversial decision by education secretary Nicky Morgan will spark fury in Lakenham and beyond, where a We’re Backing Hewett campaign has pushed for a local solution to the school’s problem.

But this is unlikely to be the end of the battle, for Norfolk County Council could now launch a judicial review against the order.

The academy order is the beginning of a process, and triggers local consultation. The move to academisation only becomes final when a funding agreement is signed, but opponents of the move will believe that to be a fait accompli.

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