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Twelve teachers quit Thomas Bennett – four days of strikes to come

The figure was confirmed by The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) just as the National Education Union (NEU) announced four days of strike action over job cuts. Teachers and support staff from the school, in Tilgate, will strike on Thursday June … Continue reading

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AAA unwelcomes Betsy DeVos,Trump’s Secretary for Education, at the DfE today!

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The Ofsted Bullet

Our school was inspected by OFSTED on 13th and 14th March this year. We have complained that the inspection was conducted in an unprofessional manner with an outcome which:

Graded the school inadequate and requiring “special measures”
Does not in any way describe the school that our staff, children, governors, partner agencies and the wider community recognise.
Ignored all positive aspects of the school and skewed/ignored the evidence and facts to make our school fit into a pre-determined prejudice.
Provided findings which we believe were prejudiced, inconsistent and unreasonable.
Triggered the conversion process to Sponsored Academy; an Academy Order was made before our report was published.

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Campaigning Against Academisation Saturday 16th June

Great to have Vix Lothian (Green Party education spokesperson) and Prof. Anne West (LSE) co-author with David Woolfe of ‘Academies, the school system in England and a vision for the future’ (published last week and showing academies to have fewer … Continue reading

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Protest Betsy DeVos visit on Wednesday, June 13th

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