Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
1 October 2014
Hove Park will not become Gove Park after a tremendous campaign to prevent it from becoming an academy
24 September 2014
The Socialist (issue 782) previously reported on a campaign to stop Rushey Mead in Leicester becoming an academy
21 July 2014
On 16 July NUT members at Hove Park school took solid and well supported strike action against plans to change to academy status
11 June 2014
Birmingham schools: For the last two months, news headlines have been dominated by the so-called 'Trojan Horse' story
14 May 2014
Tory Education Secretary Michael Gove is an easy target for comedians, for example, David Schneider's tweet: "Free Schools to be renamed £400m-From-Budget-For-Other-Kids-Schools"
12 February 2014
The next NUT national strike will be on Wednesday 26 March. Every NUT rep needs to build for a mass show of strength to oppose Gove's attacks
15 January 2014
City bonuses: Finance chiefs in the Square Mile will scoop £10 billion out of a total bonus pay-out of £19 billion
16 October 2013
Headlines about the recent education report from the OECD blared that a quarter of adults in England have maths skills no better than those of a ten year old
2 October 2013
Rushey Mead School is a large secondary school in Leicester. It has been an 'outstanding' school for years and has strong links to the local community, writes Simon Robinson, Leicester NUT, personal capacity.
10 July 2013
The Independent has reported on leaked plans that only confirm what we already knew - that Tory Education Secretary Michael Gove wants to allow big business to make a profit out of running schools
5 December 2012
After revelations that the academies programme has run up a £1 billion overspend, which other schools are now being asked to pay for, anger against the government's flagship education policy is growing...
28 November 2012
Are you a teacher whose school is short of cash? Have you been warned of 'hard times ahead' and possible redundancies?
21 November 2012
In Waltham Forest, east London, one secondary school, Connaught School for Girls, is putting up one hell of a fight against academisation
24 October 2012
Two new primary schools planned for Coventry have been shelved because, under the Con-Dems' 2011 education act, all new schools have to be 'academies' or 'free schools' (unless no sponsors take up the offer), writes Jane Nellist, Coventry NUT member.
17 October 2012
It's rumoured that education minister Michael Gove has 'war charts' on the walls of his office plotting the onward march of academy schools, writes Martin Powell-Davies
10 October 2012
Waltham Forest, in north east London, could have 16 'academy' schools, by the end of the year. Academies take away money from the remaining local authority schools, are outside local authority accountability,...
29 August 2012
GCSE changes to prepare for more academies: Newspaper headlines about GCSE results are predictable. If the results show improvement it is "proof" that standards are slipping. It is nothing of the sort. This year's results give the lie to that...
30 July 2012
The government has sneaked in a proposal to allow academies to use unqualified staff to teach children. This is overwhelmingly opposed by parents and teachers but people had their eyes on the Olympic opening ceremony while this measure was introduced
18 July 2012
Over 100 new 'free schools', to open in September, were announced on 13 July, which will more than double the total number of free schools in England...
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