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"
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 […]Read more "Birmingham City Council must stop colluding with the DfE on forced academies."
Parents of Small Heath School (POSH) have called a public meeting. Tuesday 19th January, 4.30pm, The Rex Centre, 430 Coventry Rd, Birmingham B10 0UG Staff and parents are against their school becoming an academy but the leadership and the IEB have refused to engage with them openly and honestly on the issue. Parents handed in […]Read more "Public Meeting: Defend Small Heath School"
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 […]Read more "Parents of Small Heath School issue statement supporting strike action"
The following was published as part of the previous post about the parent victory at West Heath Primary, but it deserves its own post, so here it is again with a bit of added detail; A recent Local Authority Fortnightly Academy Summary Sheet shows that 63 Primary Schools are in the process of converting. […]Read more "Is your school on the list? 27% of Birmingham Primaries converted or in the process of converting to academy"
Governors, Headteachers, and above all the new administration at Birmingham City Council take note – West Heath parents have shown there is everything to fight for. On 26th September West Heath parents learned that they had won their campaign against forced academy. Sadly the Headteacher and Governors fell at the first post, caving in to […]Read more "West Heath Primary parent victory against forced academy"
Over the past year scores of Primary Schools in Brimingham, all situated in economically deprived areas, have come under intense pressure to convert to sponsored academy status as part of Michael Gove’s drive to expand the number of academies. This pressure, which has been described by MP Richard Burden as bullying, has typically been applied […]Read more "Mansfield Green Primary is being forced to convert to academy, but why are Local Authority Officers applying the pressure?"
Inquiry into the future role of the local authority in the context of more schools becoming Academies Written submission by Ask Parents First About Ask Parents First Ask Parents First (APF) is a parent campaign group that was formed in April this year in response to concerns that schools in the city were converting to […]Read more "APF’s written submission to the Birmingham Inquiry into Academies"
A report by parent Mohammed Ashraf Earlier this year I led the campaign at Montgomery Primary School against forced academy conversion. We campaigned for parents to have a say in the future of the school. Sadly, despite overwhelming opposition from the school community, governors took the decision to proceed with conversion, choosing AET (Academy Enterprise […]Read more "Montgomery Governors resign over broken promises"
Parents who have been campaigning since May 2012 for a say in the future of their community school, learnt last night that the Secretary of State signed an academy order for the school months ago, despite there having been no consultation of any kind, and despite there being no sponsor or funding agreement in place. […]Read more "West Heath parents betrayed by DfE, Headteacher and Governors"