Socialist Worker

No to academies in Brent

Issue No. 2446

Parents chain themselves to the school railings in support of teachers action

Parents chain themselves to the school railings in support of teachers' action (Pic: Jean and Hank)


Teachers at St Andrew and St Francis School in Brent, west London, began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

The workers, in the NUT and ATL unions, are fighting to stop the school becoming a forced academy.

The action follows a successful strike on Wednesday of last week.

Local NUT member Stefan Simms, who is a member of the NUT’s national executive committee, visited pickets.

“The mood was good and the picket line was big for a primary school,” he told Socialist Worker. “Support staff said they wanted to be on strike too.”

ATL secretary Hank Roberts said a consultation over the academy plan was a “farce”. Parents have organised a petition against the plan.

Send messages of support to hankr@hotmail.com and lesley18g@gmail.com

 


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