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Bolton lobby against academies

by Barry Conway, secretary of Bolton NUT
Issue No. 2302

Over 300 school workers, parents, residents and students lobbied governors arriving for a meeting at the Muslim Girls School in Bolton to discuss moving towards academy status.

Students holding home-made placards shouted in defiance as the governors arrived ready to rubber stamp the proposals.

The lobby followed a large combined union meeting earlier in the week which agreed to stand against the plans. The noisy protest ensured that the academy vote was shelved at the meeting.

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Tue 8 May 2012, 16:29 BST
Issue No. 2302
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