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24 October 2018
You would think that Labour politicians would be in favour of running schools that meet children's needs, unpolluted by the pursuit of profit and accountable to the communities that uses them. Well, these values are not held by Blairites who are at odds with Corbyn's plans to scrap the semi-privatised academy schools system.
12 September 2018
'Isolation booths' - solitary confinement in all but name - are an increasingly common feature of 'zero-tolerance' school behaviour policies.
23 May 2018
School workers in Newham, east London, stopped Avenue Primary School becoming a privately run 'academy' earlier this month
8 May 2018
NEU members at Avenue school have succeeding in stopping the school becoming an academy.
24 April 2018
Privatisation at Avenue school could be on the verge of defeat
28 March 2018
Teaching staff at three schools in Newham, east London, have been taking strike action
28 March 2018
Like the NHS and council services, public state education in primary, secondary, special schools and colleges is facing a dire crisis
22 March 2018
"Four heads, five deputies and five Sendcos have gone over the last two years"
21 March 2018
Newham teachers and parents rallied again as Avenue Primary School took its tenth day of strike action on 15 January
21 March 2018
Hated Blairite mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales has lost the Labour candidacy. The new candidate, Rokhsana Fiaz, must use council reserves and borrowing powers to end the cuts now
14 March 2018
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Hinkley sit-in victory and Newham academies battle
28 February 2018
The mood at the rally against academisation was electric as 90 people from three striking schools crammed in after being on the picket lines
21 February 2018
This is Avenue School's longest strike yet - three days - as the campaign to save Newham schools from 'academy' status heats up
7 February 2018
It's been months since teachers at Avenue Primary school in Newham, east London, uncovered plans for the school to become an academy.
31 January 2018
In businesses when cuts are made, they sell off their facilities and equipment in the interest of maintaining profits. Now that's what's happening with our schools.
17 January 2018
If a new round of pro-academy Blairite councillors are selected, then campaigners may feel there is no choice but to stand against them in May
10 January 2018
"Why would we want more privatisation?!" This is how the National Education Union (NEU) rep at Cumberland school in Newham, East London, closed the picket line meeting to stop the school becoming an academy.
13 December 2017
Strike action at Outside Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, against turning the school into an academy continues on 14 December following a mass picket of 80 teachers, parents and children during the previous strike on 29 November
6 December 2017
Outside Avenue Primary School parents and the community stood with school staff striking against becoming an academy on 29 November
6 September 2017
Schools return this week for a new academic year with the usual mix of emotions but with the prospect of budget cuts lingering in the background
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