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University of Brighton Trust Free School – Not wanted here

In March this year, Brighton & Hove City Council, without any consultation with the local community or teachers, announced that they had asked the University of Brighton Academies Trust to open a free school.

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Do Universities Make Good Academy Sponsors?

A feature of academy schools and academy trusts has been the involvement of universities as sponsors. The prospect of a university sponsor may seem more palatable than a private multiple academy trust (MAT) but do universities necessarily make good sponsors?

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Russell group offers: hype and reality

The fact that 100 students from the highly selective London Academy of Excellence had at least one Russell group offer was seen by some as a triumph worthy of national press coverage. While not wishing in any way to minimise … Continue reading

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Shorefields strike no.4 – Our day out at Chester

The idea to take our fight to Chester came from a campaigner’s son. He suggested to his Dad “At the next teachers strike, why don’t you take the fight & the campaign to Chester & protest on their turf.” So we did!

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