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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Build a Campaign

The following  link comes from the successful Hands Off Bournville School Campaign. It is a comprehensive guide to campaigning for meaningful consultation. The HOBS campaign successfully fought voluntary academy conversion at a large and successful secondary school in Birmingham, and while the situation is very different for forced academies, the principles of building a successful […]

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