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Take academies back into public hands

Take academies back into public hands The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.

School strikers at Charlton Park Academy are sick of penny-pinching bosses

School strikers at Charlton Park Academy are sick of penny-pinching bosses  GMB and NEU union members struck at Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, south east London, last Tuesday and Thursday, to defend their sick pay.

Calls to take back Yorkshire schools

Calls to take back Yorkshire schools There are growing demands for schools abandoned by a multi?academy trust in Yorkshire to be taken back under local authority control.

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

Teachers begin strikes at two schools in Ealing to say no to academies

Teachers begin strikes at two schools in Ealing to say no to academies Teachers at two west London schools were out on strike on Tuesday of this week. NUT union members at Drayton Green primary school began a two-day strike on Tuesday. Those at Dormers Wells High School began a three-day strike.

West London teachers fight academies

West London teachers fight academies Dormers Wells High School teachers in Southall, west London, struck last week against their school being turned into an academy.

School strikes against cuts grow in London

25 April 2017
School strikes are spreading across London even before the Tory funding cuts have begun to hit schools.

Strikes could stop academy and reinstate Simon O’Hara

03 January 2017
A ballot for strikes to demand the reinstatement of sacked NUT union rep Simon O’Hara ended on 15 December last year.

Don’t let the bosses sack Simon O’Hara

06 December 2016
Bosses at Birmingham’s Small Heath School have sacked former NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.

South Gloucestershire parents ask, ‘Why can’t schools be run by local authority?’

29 November 2016
Around 400 parents, teachers and students protested outside the gates of the Winterbourne Academy in South Gloucestershire last Saturday.

Theresa May's grammar schools will write working class children off as failures

09 August 2016
The Tories could open new grammar schools. The right wing press eagerly explained that this is part of Theresa May’s drive to boost “social mobility”.

School walkout over pay in Liverpool

19 July 2016
Also: Academy action in Wallasey, East London school bosses back down, Kevin Courtney wins NUT union election

Teachers wage war on Tories with England-wide walkout

05 July 2016
Teachers in England struck on Tuesday in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts. Thousands of schools were closed as the walkout made a big impact.

Teachers set to strike against Tory cuts - and fight to defend education

28 June 2016
Teachers will take part in an England-wide school strike next Tuesday over the impact of Tory policies and funding cuts.

Teachers race to get out the biggest possible strike vote

14 June 2016
Tory cuts, tests and academisation threaten schools, but teachers are ready to fight, says Sadie Robinson

Teachers build for strike to defend education

24 May 2016
Support is growing for action to beat cuts, academisation and other attacks, reports Sadie Robinson

Teachers resist cuts, tests and academies

17 May 2016
Campaigners told Sadie Robinson the Tories’ retreat doesn’t mean the threat to state schools has gone away

Sats tests fail our children - they have to go

10 May 2016
Hundreds of thousands of children in England faced misery this week as they were forced to sit the hated Sats tests.

After forced academy retreat - teach the Tories a lesson

10 May 2016
Last week the Tories withdrew a plan to force every school in England to become an academy by 2022. It was a humiliating defeat and a victory for everyone who has fought—but campaigners are clear that the fight isn’t over.

Tories back down over forced academies

06 May 2016
The Tories have withdrawn a plan to force every school in England to become an academy by 2020. It's a humiliating defeat for education secretary Nicky Morgan - and a cause for celebration for teachers, children and parents

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