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Challenging Gove over academies

Issue No. 2292

Teachers have challenged Tory education secretary Michael Gove to visit the borough of Haringey, north London.

They are fighting Gove’s attempt to impose academy status on their school, Downhills primary.

Three other schools in the borough are fighting the same threat—Nightingale, Noel Park and Coleraine Park.

Last week Gove sacked the governing body at Nightingale school after they opposed his plan to force academy status.

The new chair of governors he imposed had never even visited the school before.

Governors at Downhills have sent a letter of support to the sacked governors at Nightingale. They are also balloting parents on the academy plans.

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Tue 28 Feb 2012, 18:49 GMT
Issue No. 2292
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