Category Archives: Political background

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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Illustration of the effect of a 71% vote

The city council ballot of parents indicated 71% of parents opposed the school becoming an academy. Here is a picture of what it would mean if 71% of voters in the general election voted one way. Quite a convincing story. … Continue reading

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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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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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