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John Cabot academy strike off after workers win all their demands

12 January 2016
A strike at John Cabot academy in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, planned for Tuesday of this week, was called off after workers won all of their demands.

Solid school action puts Dunbartonshire council on back foot over cuts

12 January 2016
Secondary school teachers at Labour-run West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week.

Small Heath teachers call weekly three-day strikes in academy dispute after rep suspended

12 January 2016
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham have voted to escalate their anti-academy strikes following the victimisation of NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.

Strike beats Alfreton Grange school bosses

15 December 2015
NUT union members at Alfreton Grange academy in North Derbyshire have won over working conditions.

Fourth united strike rocks Small Heath school bosses

24 November 2015
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham struck on Wednesday of last week. It was workers’ fourth strike in their battle to stop the school becoming an academy.

Small Heath teachers strike again

17 November 2015
Teachers in the NUT, NASUWT and ATL unions at Small Heath School in Birmingham were set to strike on Wednesday of next week.

Education round-up

10 November 2015
Planned strikes this week at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School suspended, Derbyshire school support staff protest council cuts and teachers plan parliament lobby.

Academy chain in payment scam

27 October 2015
An academy chain paid over £800,000 in two years to “consulting” companies that its founders or trustees had major financial interests in.

Solid strike at Small Heath school

20 October 2015
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy.

Education round-up

13 October 2015
Birmingham strike to stop academy, Open University protests, students defend grants, lobby to defend Esol, occupation at Soas

French councils push pork in schools

06 October 2015
Chalon-sur-Saone council in southern France voted last week to ban schools from providing alternative meals for children who don’t eat pork. Anti-racists protested outside.

Racist Tory strategy takes aim at children

29 September 2015
Muslim school pupils, teachers and academics are increasingly being treated as a threat, says?Judith Orr

Nine year olds face ‘racial profiling in British schools’ because of Prevent

29 September 2015
Primary school children face increasing racial profiling, according to a new report. 

Big picket at Winterbourne Academy as teachers strike

15 September 2015
Teachers at Winterbourne International Academy (WIA) held a massive picket on Thursday of last week during a one-day walkout.

Education round-up

07 July 2015
Bradford College UCU members struck on Tuesday of last week against compulsory redundancies. Picket lines began at 7am and at their peak there were 70 people.

Lewisham schools victory over academies ahead of fresh walkout

26 May 2015
Workers at three schools in Lewisham, south east London, were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of next week. 

Solidarity gives strength to Small Heath anti-academy strike

19 May 2015
Strikers shut Small Heath school in Birmingham on Wednesday of last week in protest at plans to turn it into an academy. The walkout involved ATL, NASUWT and NUT union members.

Testing time for the Tories

14 April 2015
There’s a nasty agenda behind the Tories’ plans to test children as young as four. They will set children and schools up for failure while robbing vital education funds to give to big firms. But there is resistance, writes Sadie Robinson

Teachers back boycott of new primary school assessments

06 April 2015
Teachers in the NUT union have backed a boycott of "baseline tests" that the Tories want to force onto four year olds.

Lewisham academies supporter Frankie Sulke resigns

31 March 2015
Campaigners against academies in Lewisham, south east London, were buoyed by the news that Frankie Sulke, council director for children and young people, will resign her post in the summer.

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