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School staff take action against Academy proposals

School staff in a number of areas are taking action against Academy proposals.

Hackney NUT has held indicative ballots in Clapton, Haggerston and Stoke Newington Schools, over opposing Academy status. In each staff voted overwhelmingly for action. More here

In Lancashire NASUWT members have declared an industrial dispute against an Academy proposal and expect other school unions will do the same. More here
Wakefield Council votes to oppose Academies

On Wednesday 10th November Wakefield Council passed a motion which opposing Academies. This is a part of the motion
“That the Academies Bill will transfer extra funding not to the weakest schools but to the strongest, creating a two tier system of education, with the strongest thriving and the weakest left to drift.”
Full text
New Statesman

Several excellent articles in the New Statesman this week
Anti Academies Alliance Financial Appeal

The Anti Academies Alliance has launched a Financial Appeal to help build the opposition to Academies and ‘Free’ Schools.
Read our Appeal, and download the leaflet, here
How can the Anti Academies Alliance help your school?

We continue to be approached by schools asking us to help them campaign against Academy proposals that are being pushed on them.
The Anti Academies Alliance is happy to work with head teachers, governors, parents and staff to develop a campaign to prevent your school becoming an Academy.
Please contact the office if you need help.
CASE conference
Campaign for State Education conference Saturday 20th November. 
TUC conference: The future for our schools
The TUC have organised a major conference on education on Saturday 27th November.
More details and registration here
Anti Academies Alliance AGM
The Anti Academies Alliance AGM will be held on Saturday 15th January in Central London. More information to follow.

Andy Burnham, “there would be no more free schools.”

Michael Gove is bullying us into becoming an academy, says head

Private firms could take share of underperforming schools fund

Gems chief executive Zenna Atkins quits after just seven weeks

Academy schools, who benefits?

Council promises public will have a say over bid by Birstall, Birkenshaw and Gomersal Parents’ Alliance for a Free School

More news stories here
Anti Academies Newspaper
Over 60,000 newspapers have now been despatched around the country and are being distributed to parents, teachers, governors.
Please download the order form and post in your order here
Or email in your order and we will send you an invoice.
Anti Academies DVD
We have an excellent new 13 minute DVD outlining the case against Academies and ‘Free’ Schools.
It is perfect for union meetings / parent meetings / campaign meetings.
If you would like a copy they are £10 to union groups / £2 to parent and campaign groups. Send orders to the office and we will despatch them with an invoice.
Campaign materials
Make your campaign stall / meeting complete with Stickers / Balloons / Mugs / T Shirts
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