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The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax A new book uncovers how the Tories used the Birmingham schools Trojan Horse ‘scandal’ to push an Islamophobic agenda

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf

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.

Meeting says no to Trojan Horse lies

Meeting says no to Trojan Horse lies Hundreds of people joined a meeting in Birmingham last week about the Trojan Horse allegations—despite attempts to stop it.

Academy school workers strike against sick pay assault

07 November 2017
Workers at Charlton Park Academy special needs school in south east London struck on Tuesday.

In brief - stripping state school funding

26 September 2017
Over a third of state schools in England are operating with a cash deficit. The figure was revealed in an answer to a parliamentary question on school finances.

Funding formula fails test as schools still face cuts

19 September 2017
Also: strike called at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol

Schools face real terms cuts as Greening announces no new money

17 July 2017
Tory education secretary Justine Greening confirmed this week that schools across England face real terms funding cuts.

Parents take to the streets of London against school funding cuts

16 July 2017
Hundreds of parents, children, teachers and others marched in London against school cuts today, Sunday.

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

14 July 2017
Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

Parents plan a London carnival in reaction to Tory school funding cuts

11 July 2017
Parents, school workers, children and others will gather in central London this Sunday for a carnival against the cuts.

Strikes spread in London schools - and teachers' action can stop Tory funding cuts

27 June 2017
Teachers at a number of London schools struck this week against cuts and the threats to education.

Tension at the Unison conference

20 June 2017
Thousands of public sector workers met in Brighton this week at the national and sector conferences of Britain's largest union, Unison.

Union leader tells Forest Hill School strikers - ‘Keep up the fight for education’

20 June 2017
NUT union general secretary Kevin Courtney has congratulated pickets at Forest Hill School for striking over cuts – and urged them to keep fighting.

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

20 June 2017
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.

As parents plan London protest over school funding cuts - pile pressure on the Tories

13 June 2017
Parents, teachers, children and others are preparing to protest against school funding cuts in London. The demonstration is expected to be on Sunday 16 July.

Slashing schools will be no picnic for Tories

06 June 2017
Parents, teachers, children and others joined several protests against school funding cuts last weekend.

The racist ‘Trojan Horse’ lie hits the rocks after case is thrown out

06 June 2017
An Islamophobic scheme to accuse Muslims of taking over Birmingham schools was further exposed as a lie last week. Sadie Robinson says the scandal is how Muslims were demonised

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