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Issue No. 2310

Freya Catt

A teacher at a Wales school struck last Wednesday against plans to make her redundant. Parents are threatening to remove their children from the school in solidarity with her.

NASUWT union member Freya Catt has been told she will be made redundant from 31 August.

This would leave her school, Ysgol Y Foel in Cilcain, with just two full time teachers and one part time one.

A parent said, “They are going to be teaching children aged three and seven together. How can one teacher be expected to do that?”

Leeds City College

Workers at Leeds City College protested against job cuts last Friday. Management has put 157 workers at risk of redundancy.

Anti free school campaign in Beccles

Campaigners opposing a new privatised free school in Beccles, Suffolk, lobbied a meeting of Waveney District Council last Wednesday.

Nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition against the free school, and only 37 students have signed up to attend.

Kimberley School

There have now been eight strike days at Kimberley School, Nottingham, against conversion to an academy.

The strikes, by teachers in the NUT union, have been spread over the last three weeks.

Last Wednesday more than 40 people lobbied the school governors, supported by other unions and parents as well.

Richard Buckwell

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Tue 3 Jul 2012, 17:54 BST
Issue No. 2310
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