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HANDS OFF NEWS – 8 June 2014 – issue 1

8 June 2014 – issue 1 HANDS OFF NEWS KEEPING YOU UP-TO-DATE WITH NEWS FROM HANDS OFF HOVE PARK SCHOOL  GOOD NEWS FOR PARENTS  PARENTS’ BALLOT PLANNED TO TAKE PLACE IN A FEW WEEKS   Councillor Sue Shanks, Chair of … 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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Election of three missing parent governors

Dear Mike Nicholls, HPS Chair of Governors and Governing Body,The Director of Children’s Services at Brighton & Hove City Council, Mr Pinacki Ghoshal, has twice written to the Board of Governors at Hove Park School instructing it to hold elections … Continue reading

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If a school becomes an academy, what becomes of it as an asset?

The Argus, 16th May 2014 in Letters I have read with interest the different views about the proposal to turn Hove Park School into an academy. As a parent of children at Hove Park, I still have many questions relating … Continue reading

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Correspondence: Academy proposal/community consultation – please respond

13th May 2014 From: Handsoffhoveparksch To: “mnicholls@hovepark.org.uk”, “consultation@hovepark.org.uk”, governors@hovepark.org.uk Subject: Academy proposal/community consultation – please respond Dear Mike Nicholls, Chair of Governors Following the first consultation meeting yesterday  we have received feedback that there is very limited time given to questions … Continue reading

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Education Chief Rubbishes Hove Park Academy Arguments

By Luke James, Morning Star, 30th April, 2014 A former senior government education adviser rubbished claims yesterday used to justify turning a successful Brighton school into an academy. Hove Park secondary will ditch its community status to join Tory Education … Continue reading

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Pupils plan protest over Hove Park School academy plan

By Ben James, The Argus, 6th April More than 100 students staged a protest pleading with school bosses to call off a proposed conversion to academy status. The youngsters from Hove Park School took to the playing fields with banners … Continue reading

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