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Small Heath School take fourth day of strike action against plans to turn the school into an academy.
NUT, NASUWT and ATL members at Small Heath School, Birmingham are taking their 4th day of strike action on November 18th
Please send messages of support c/o Simon O’Hara NUT rep: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tories believe they have the wind in the sails. Morgan’s announcement of a new Education Bill is pure Gove: More “failure”, more blame, more academies, and more privatisation.
When Nicky Morgan took over from Michael Gove there was a sigh of relief from schools across England when she said she was not a forcing type of person. But her first education bill could force hundreds of headteachers on to the scrap heap and their schools into multi academy chains.
Campaigners for a Willesden primary school were back on the picket line this week fighting plans to turn it into an academy and will do it again next week if pleas are not heard.
The controversial decision by education secretary Nicky Morgan will spark fury in Lakenham and beyond, where a We’re Backing Hewett campaign has pushed for a local solution to the school’s problem.
But this is unlikely to be the end of the battle, for Norfolk County Council could now launch a judicial review against the order.
The academy order is the beginning of a process, and triggers local consultation. The move to academisation only becomes final when a funding agreement is signed, but opponents of the move will believe that to be a fait accompli.