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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.

Teachers strike against academy plans for school in Brent

18 March 2015
Teachers at St Andrews and St Francis School in Brent struck today, Wednesday, against plans to turn the school into an academy.

‘We are going to win our academies battle’ say Lewisham strikers

10 March 2015
Also: Four day strike called at Barnsley College; ballot against sackings at University of Salford

More strikes over Lewisham academies

24 February 2015
Teachers at four schools in Lewisham, south east London, are set to strike on Thursday of next week.

Strike is solid at B6 Sixth Form

17 February 2015
Teachers at B6 sixth form college in Hackney, east London, struck on Wednesday of last week over workload issues. 

'Academies in Lewisham? No way!' say strikers, students and parents

17 February 2015
NUT union members in four schools in Lewisham, south London, struck against the threat of academy status on Thursday of last week.

Wildcat strike threat wins at Tower Hamlets school

09 December 2014
Staff at Langdon Park secondary school in Tower Hamlets were celebrating an important victory this week after making a stand against IT corporation Capita.

Teachers take on homophobia

02 December 2014
Around 60 delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) LGBT conference discussed challenging homophobia in schools last Saturday. 

Ofsted's 'extremism' clampdown on Tower Hamlets schools is an Islamophobic attack

25 November 2014
Ofsted inspectors ‘unfairly humiliated’ Tower Hamlets schools, reports Sadie Robinson

Spuc anti-abortion group's nasty agenda exposed in Birmingham

25 November 2014
The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (Spuc) failed to hold a meeting in Birmingham on Friday of last week.

Tories, Labour and SNP agree on austerity - Fight the cuts now!

18 November 2014
Up to 500 people protested outside Glasgow City Council on Wednesday of last week to defend the Glasgow Association of Mental Health (GAMH).

Meeting to oppose academies

30 September 2014
The Anti Academies Alliance (AAA) is holding an open steering committee on Saturday 11 October.

Imagination helps us understand the world - and change it

30 September 2014
Imaginative vision isn’t the preserve of a creative few—and mass struggles can unleash its potential, writes John Parrington

Academies schools are grabbing our cash

23 September 2014
Academy trusts and their firms are grabbing “very large sums of public money” with little accountability, according to a new report.

Birmingham school smears shows the government are the real plotters—not Muslims

29 July 2014
The Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham subjected Muslims to a racist witch hunt—and the recent report is full of contradictions

Tories use Trojan Horse report to step up attacks on Muslims

22 July 2014
Two reports into allegations of a “Muslim plot” to take over a group of Birmingham schools have been published. They contradict each other.

Take action to support suspended NUT union rep Julie Davies

22 July 2014
NUT union members in Haringey, north London, have been shocked by the suspension of their branch chair Julie Davies.

Education workers round-up

08 July 2014
Primary Charter meeting to defend childhood | King’s lecturers to join 10 July strike | Croydon teachers are fighting back

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