Category Archives: Press & Media

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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PARENT POWER MAKES THE HEADLINES – A ROAR NOT A PURR

Here we are – headline news… The Independent  news piece:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/hove-vs-gove-campaign-victory-parents-derail-academies-bandwagon-9756346.html and Mark Steel’s Comment: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/weve-won-the-battle-to-prevent-our-school-becoming-an-academy-9756328.html ITV Meridian News: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2014-09-23/parents-delight-as-controversial-academy-plans-rejected/ Latest TV: http://bit.ly/Yb3tyN The Brighton & Hove Independent: http://bit.ly/1mqnA7m The Argus: http://bit.ly/1mqRt7v http://bit.ly/1vkvfUw The Morning Star: http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-ebaf-Hove-Park-campaigners-win-fight-against-academy-plan#.VCUV9PldU1J BBC Radio Sussex: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026dhjnContinue reading

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WE WON!

Dear Parents and Carers, The Governors have tonight unanimously decided, after a long and exhaustive consultation process, that Hove Park School will not convert to an academy. We want to thank the students, parents and carers for their passionate contribution … Continue reading

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Brighton & Hove Independent says Hands Off Hove Park School!

Check out the great coverage in today’s Brighton & Hove Indy, including front page headline, Mark Steel comment and the Independent view of the editor…. goo.gl/qtYX1M goo.gl/mijxau goo.gl/HWQ9MC  

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Lobby governors to drop academy plan

Join our campaign and help lobby Hove Park School governors to drop the academy plan. One meeting takes place on Monday 15th September, with the final decision on the academy expected on Monday 22nd September. Please meet at the school … Continue reading

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Letter to The Argus: We don’t want academy

http://www.theargus.co.uk/opinion/letters/11424966.We_don___t_want_academy/ Well, well, now we know, thanks to The Argus Saturday Soapbox (August 16), that Brighton & Hove District Labour Party favour academisation at Hove Park School and stand with the local Tory party on the issue – so much … Continue reading

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Letter to The Argus: Teachers, pupils and staff do not want this academy

http://bit.ly/1s2y9vh Wow! Saturday Soapbox given over almost entirely to those opposed to a quality education provision for all our children. I think I ought to say that teachers, pupils and staff at Hove Park have stated categorically that they are … Continue reading

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Three anti-academy parent governors elected at Hove Park School

Gareth Davies, The Argus   16th July 2014 THREE anti-academy candidates have been voted in as Hove Park School parent governors. Sarah Arjun, Mark Radcliffe and Andrew Whippey will now sit on the board of governors after they beat six other candidates … Continue reading

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