Monthly Archives: June 2014

Not for profit schools NEVER – but changes need to be made to secure that even with a change of government

Not for Profit Tristram Hunt says there’s clear water between Labour and the Conservatives over ‘for profit’ state schooling. He should be warned that the current legal structures of academies and free schools leave them vulnerable to the privateers. Swedish … Continue reading

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Teachers and TAs to strike with a million others on July 10th

After 50,000 on the streets on Saturday. The second biggest strike EVER is two Thursdays away as a number of unions including NUT and UNISON strike together. For a meeting about this in your school: email mwdavern@hotmail.co.uk Michael Davern NUT … Continue reading

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STRB report is another reason to strike on July 10th

The STRB has recommended a 1% pay award for teachers in September, which is insulting enough. However, to add injury, they have recommended that the increase is only applied to the minimum and maximum pay levels – allowing schools to … Continue reading

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NUT press release on OFSTED reports into Birmingham schools

IMMEDIATE 9 June 2014 Ofsted Reports into Birmingham Schools Commenting ahead of the Ofsted reports on schools in Birmingham, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said: “From an unsigned and undated letter … Continue reading

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Fighting statement from Park View Academy in Birmingham

FIGHTING STATEMENT FROM PARK VIEW ACADEMY Dear colleagues, I listened to the press conference from Park View Academy this morning – two powerful speeches defending the school from the vice-chair of governors, himself a practising Christian, and a member of … Continue reading

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