19 May 2016, 5pm Outside Waterstones, by the Bullring APF will be supporting this rally – please come along and spread the word.Read more "Campaign to defend Birmingham Schools – Public Rally"
It was announced in an article in the Birmingham Post earlier this month that the education scrutiny committee at Birmingham City Council will begin an inquiry into academies. Councillor Brigid Jones confirmed the plans today in a television interview for BBC Midlands Today. (Also reported were Birmingham City Council’s plans to develop a co-operative model […]Read more "Birmingham City Council to conduct inquiry into Academies"
About 50 people attended a public meeting on Thursday 10th May at Northfield Baptist Church to discuss the threat to local primary schools being forced into academy status. The meeting had been organised by the teaching union NUT and the parent group Ask Parents First which is campaigning for open and democratic consultation on academy […]Read more "Northfield Public Meeting: parents begin campaigns against forced academies"
Originally posted on allianceagainstbirminghamacademies:
Michael Gove plans to seize around 30 Birmingham Primary schools and turn them into academies. These schools are currently run by the Council. It means that the schools are democratically accountable to us and if the Councillors neglect our schools we can vote them out. Michael Gove wants to hand them…
APF parents have been writing to their local election candidates asking them the following questions; As a candidate standing in the local elections on May 3rd we would like to ask if you are in favour of a full consultation with a binding parental ballot before any conversion to academy status takes place? If elected […]Read more "Responses from local election candidates"
Birmingham local elections 2012 A report by APF parent Mohammed Ashraf In the Sparkbrook ward of Birmingham, local election candidates were invited to participate in hustings so that voters could ask them questions. It was disappointing that the Labour and Green party candidates were the only ones to show up and this kind of summed […]Read more "Support for community consultation at the Sparkbrook hustings"
We are very excited to have been invited to contribute our thoughts and ideas to an innovative project called Edchange2012. The project aims to develop a dialogue in creating an alternative view and manifesto for education in England. The Edchange2012 group intends to canvas as widely as they can over the next few months to […]Read more "Towards an alternative manifesto for education"
Who are we and what do we want to achieve? We are a very new parent-led group comprised of parents and prospective parents in Birmingham. We have come together as a result of shared concerns at the rapid and undemocratic way in which schools across the city are being converted, voluntarily or forcibly, to academy […]Read more "A new parent group for Birmingham"