Category Archives: Research

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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Parents want to know why Hove Park head went to Saudi Arabia

9 June 2014  Dear Mike Nicholls, Chair of Board of Governors, and Governors  Further to a letter and Freedom of Information request from a Hove Park School parent on 5th May 2014, which has yet to receive a reply and is … 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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Background on academy ‘broker’ Mr Robert Back

3 June 2014 Letter to the Governors Dear Mike Nicholls, HPS Chair of Governors, and Governing Body, We would like to bring to your attention some information that we have obtained on the background of Mr Robert Back, the Department … Continue reading

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