Category Archives: Discussion & Debate

How we won the fight against academisation…

Speaking to the Anti Academies Alliance Steering Group meeting on 11 October, Natasha Steel, one of the lead campaigners in HOHPS, articulates how we won the fight to stop Hove Park becoming an academy  She offers some excellent top tips to others fighting similar … Continue reading

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LETTER: THE GUARDIAN

Check out Guardian Letters today – 2 October http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/01/fought-becoming-an-academy-and-won  

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Why I support the teachers’ strike action – a parent’s view

by Mark Radcliffe I confess I was astonished to read the email sent by the school’s management team to all parents, deriding and attempting to marginalize the NUT strike action next Weds, 16th of July, over proposed academisation. Astonished and … Continue reading

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Academy Status: A Quick Guide for Busy People

Check out our new page  academy-status-a-quick-guide-for-busy-people/ which offers key points on what  academy status really means in a handy condensed format.

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What’s happening to those academy freedoms? Lessons for Hove Park from Birmingham

  As an ex journalist, Michael Gove will be familiar with the three basic reporters’ questions: ‘What happened?’, ‘Why did it happen?’ and ‘What can we do to stop it happening again?’ There are still serious unanswered questions over the … Continue reading

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A brand new building or just the chance of a new boiler?

At the Hove Park School consultation events, a PowerPoint slide was shown suggesting the school would benefit from a £4 million rebuild if it converted to an academy. If this was true it would be a pretty important point to … Continue reading

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How parents were excluded from 2010 Academies Act – deliberate or naive you decide

Extract from 2010 Academies Act debate in Parliament

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