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"
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"
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"
In a very welcome move Birmingham City Council has this week deferred decisions on academy conversion at 8 schools amid concerns about asset stripping and the practice of writing off debts for converting schools. This should come as a huge relief for the ordinary citizens of Birmingham, many of whom have probably been unaware that […]Read more "Will deficits be a deal breaker for academy sponsors in Birmingham?"
Staff and parents at West Heath Primary are strongly against the proposed academy. Parents are holding a public meeting on Thursday 14 June at Oddingley Hall, Oddingley Rd, West Heath, B31 3BS. Parents were understandably outraged to discover a few weeks ago that plans to convert are at an advanced stage and negotiations with a […]Read more "Public Meeting re. Forced Academy Conversion of West Heath Primary School"
A public meeting has been arranged for parents and community of West Heath Primary about forced academy status this Thursday 24th May, 6.30pm at Oddingley Hall, Oddingley Rd Northfield B31 3BS. It is very short notice so please let other parents know.Read more "Public Meeting for West Heath Primary re. Forced Academy threat"
Following the public meeting in Northfield on the 10th May, the Headteacher of West Heath Primary School wrote to parents on 11th May informing them that there would be a meeting for parents about academy conversion after the Whitsun break. This post will be updated with further details as we get them. However after the […]Read more "West Heath Primary to hold parent meeting about forced academy status"
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"