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No To Free Schools – New campaign materials

New campaigning materials – Why we oppose Free Schools

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Three Tiers, Two Academies and One Free Market

Round up of the latest news on academies and free schools. Strikes, protests, Hewett academy order and a free school in special measures plus more Continue reading

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Do Academies Improve Standards? LSN look at the data

Last week the report of the Education Select Committee stated that “current evidence does not allow us to draw conclusions on whether academies in themselves are a positive force for change”. This was not exactly a ringing endorsement of the academies programme, coming as it did from a committee chaired by Conservative MP Graham Stuart and with a majority of members from the coalition. Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Edu-Business

Trevor Averre-Beeson was the Head teacher at Islington Green and pushed through the move to academy status against fierce opposition from trade unions and the community in 2008. He has now written a book about his experience, called ‘We Don’t Need No Education – 101 ways to transform a school’ . Continue reading

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Anti Academies Meeting Sat 25th Jan 1pm

Come and discuss Academies and Free schools with those that are campaigning against them and who believe in a system where there is accountability, equity and transparency. Continue reading

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