Birmingham City Council must stop colluding with the DfE on forced academies.

APF demands open and democratic consultation for the parents and staff of Small Heath School while matters are at a formative stage. Analysis by Henry Stewart for the Local Schools Network of the latest GCSE data once again shows that non-academies improve faster than academies. The evidence now is overwhelming, yet schools like Small Heath […]

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Parents of Small Heath School issue statement supporting strike action

The following statement has been issued by parents of Small Heath School who have been campaigning against forced academy status for their school; Parents and ex-pupils of the Parents of Small Heath (POSH) Campaign are supporting the strike action on Tuesday 20th October by teachers and staff at Small Heath School. We believe that staff […]

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Parents and staff lobby council against against academy plans for Small Heath School

Originally posted on Birmingham Campaign For State Education:
On Tuesday a positive and well-attended lobby of the full Council meeting took place outside Birmingham Council House by parents, staff and supporters of Small Heath School in opposition to any plan to change the school into an academy A delegation of parents spoke to Local Councillors…

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We want St Joseph’s parents to be properly informed and listened to.

Originally posted on Ask St Joseph's Parents:
We are a parent-led community group who believe that proper and meaningful consultation needs to take place explaining both the pros and the cons of becoming an academy. Proper consultation involves hearing both sides of a debate such as What are the advantages of becoming an academy? What are…

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