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Muslim parents furious after new attack on hijab by Ofsted’s Amanda Spielman

06 February 2018
Muslim parents are angry and worried after Ofsted watchdog chief executive Amanda Spielman backed a head teacher who had banned the hijab.

Avenue School strike in Newham opposes academy

31 January 2018
Teachers and other school workers struck at Avenue Primary. It was the NEU members’ first of two days of strike action, an escalation from the previous one day strikes.

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes

09 January 2018
More than 40 school cleaners in six schools in Hackney, east London, have voted to strike by 100 percent on a 60 percent turnout.

Ruling in case of Tahir Alam relating to the Trojan Horse hoax to be withheld

02 January 2018
A tribunal ruling relating to a man embroiled in the Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham will not be published—even though the hearing was public.

Schools round up: Newham against academies

02 January 2018
NEU union members at Royal Docks Community School in Newham, east London, struck on Wednesday 13 December. They are fighting plans to turn the school into an academy.

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax

24 November 2017
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

21 November 2017
Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf

Take academies back into public hands

14 November 2017
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

14 November 2017
 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

14 November 2017
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

07 November 2017
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.

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.

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