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Hands Off Hewett

On Saturday 500 people marched defiantly through the streets of Norwich to protest against the proposed academisation of the last remaining local authority secondary school in the city.

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“Whose school? Our school!” – hundreds march against plans to make the Hewett School an Inspiration Trust academy

Hundreds of protesters have marched through Norwich city centre to show their opposition to a prominent high school becoming an academy.

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Only 3% think education should be privatised

A new survey out by YouGov, March 2015, shows the opinion of people about the preferred level of the private sector in running public services. The highest level of support for the public sector is in health, but education comes … Continue reading

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Lewisham Anti Academy campaign steps up action

Campaigners in Lewisham against the conversion of four secondary schools to academy status, have called a march and protest on March 21st and are considering further strike action. See video of latest protest http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11842753.VIDEO__Students_join_school_staff_in_anti_academy_strike_action/

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Hunt: Ofsted being used as ‘political tool’ to pressure schools

Ofsted is being used as a “political tool” by ministers, Labour’s education spokesman claimed last night, as he accused the watchdog of forcing inspectors to fail schools in order to trigger mandatory conversion to academy status.

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