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‘The government is privatising our school system – and disregarding parents, teachers and communities’
Ahead of the release of the government’s new Education Bill, education secretary Nicky Morgan has defended plans to turn more schools into academies, at a faster rate. Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, argues that the move will not benefit pupils.
Union leaders have warned of a teacher strike across Brighton and Hove unless an improving school drops plans for academy conversion. The school is one of the country’s most improved over the last few years. Continue reading
Further strike action at free school looks set to be avoided after unions and bosses stuck a deal. Teachers and staff walked out of Stem 6 Academy, in City Road, Finsbury, for two days last week over alleged “zero-hours” contracts … Continue reading
If there is no progress in negotiations over “the unreasonable frequency of full scale external observations, workload and the failure of the head to meet with unions to try and resolve” then the first day of joint strike action will be on Thursday 6th Feb, with other dates to follow should no progress be made Continue reading
Following the Principal of STEM 6 effectively reneging on last week’s written commitment to recognise the NUT, the strikes planned for Wednesday and Thursday (and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week) will now be going ahead. Continue reading