A FLAGSHIP free school which punishes pupils whose parents do not pay school dinner bills on time illustrates the “appalling” legacy of Tory education policy, Labour said yesterday.
Michaela Community School in Wembley Park, north-west London, was revealed to be placing...
Saturday 30th Jul 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Academies U-turn welcomed by Labour
Tuesday 10th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Resistance of teachers, parents and MPs pays off as Morgan admits no love for key policy
Saturday 7th May 2016
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
HEADTEACHERS could be balloted on strike action after they voted overwhelmingly against the government’s plans to force all schools to become academies.
A motion at the National Association of Head Teachers’ annual conference that “no schools should be forced to...
Monday 2nd May 2016
DAVID CAMERON was urged yesterday to drop its aim of forcing academy status on all British schools as head teachers joined teachers, staff and parents in opposing the plans.
During this year’s National Association of Head Teachers conference, union president Kim Johnson insisted:...
Saturday 30th Apr 2016
Child protection set to be latest victim of Tory ‘streamlining’
Saturday 12th Sep 2015
posted by Luke James in Britain
FAILING schools are up to 12 times less likely to improve if they are forced to become academies, sensational new figures showed yesterday.
As the government prepares to push through legislation which will force every school rated “inadequate” to move outside local...
Saturday 1st Aug 2015
TURNING schools into academies is failing students, according to new research showing that almost half of the government’s favoured educational establishments fail to ensure expected GCSE results.
According to education think tank Sutton Trust, three out of four academy chains...
Friday 24th Jul 2015
PARENTS should have the right to vote on whether their children’s schools are converted into academies, campaigners demanded last night.
Progressive MPs joined parents and teachers opposed to school privatisation in Parliament to discuss the Tory government’s new Education...
Tuesday 23rd Jun 2015
There are many examples of how teachers and parents have stood up to the academisation juggernaut – and won, writes HOWARD STEVENSON
Thursday 2nd Apr 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features