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30 Nov 2015

A chancellor, even a Tory one, can never be seen to cut funding to schools. Just as in our hospitals, austerity is delivered through smoke and mirrors. The false hope of protected school funding will be swallowed up in rising costs and it ignores a £600m cut in the education services grant. ‘Fairer funding’ may be welcomed in some parts of the country but will lead to even greater cuts in the inner cities.

16 Jul 2015

We end the summer term as the Education & Adoption Bill makes its way through Parliament.  Key features of the bill include the forced academisation …

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Clive Lewis AAA meeting
3 Jul 2015

The Anti-Academies Alliance (AAA) are delighted to announce that their new patron is the MP for Norwich South, Clive Lewis.
Clive is a well established broadcast journalist and was previously BBC eastern region’s chief political reporter. He is a seasoned campaigner who used his maiden speech in the House of Commons to speak out passionately against the forced academisation of Hewett School…


strike 1 staff and parents2 18.3.15
18 Mar 2015

Teachers Strike Against Forced Academy
Teachers at a Church of England, StAndrews and St Francis primary school in Willesden, Brent took strike action today [18 March] …

16 Mar 2015

Free Schools

David Cameron has announced the expansion of the Free Schools programme should the Conservatives win the general election on May 7th. The ‘research’ used to justify the expansion was put together by Policy Exchange, the right wing think tank founded by Michael Gove, described by Dr Becky Allen of London’s Institute of Education as data mining, has been pulled apart……