The Anti Academies Alliance (AAA) national steering committee met last Saturday. Richy Thompson from the British Humanist Association and LGBT teacher educator Elly Barnes led a discussion on how some schools have stopped discussion of LGBT issues.
It was agreed that further campaigning is necessary. The meeting also noted continuing controversies around academies, in particular forced academisations. These attacks are part of a wider war on education and public services in general.
The AAA reaffirmed its commitment to support local anti-academy campaigns and to work towards building a National Campaign for Education.