Headteachers have passed a vote of no confidence in the government’s education policies, declaring that Michael Gove’s policies are not in the best interests of children.
Delegates at the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) conference in Birmingham raised concerns about the new national curriculum, major test and exam reforms and schools being forced into becoming academies.
Tim Gallagher, proposing the motion, said: “Enough is enough. This motion’s intention is to send the strongest message possible to this government that many of their education policies are failing our children, their parents and the very fabric of our school communities.”
Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy
MP Michael Gove and his effect on education has been viewed negatively by parents in a new poll. See The Guardian.
Only 10 months after becoming an academy, the Chair of Governors resigns! – was it all too much work for him? On May 11th, parents were given a letter saying that Keith Geary, Chair of Governors has decided to resign due to heavy and increasing work commitments, his replacement is David Mason, Content Manager at the London Grid for Learning.
There is a parents meeting with the board of directors on the Wednesday 23rd May 6.30pm to discuss plans.
London firm to run school on social club site
EDUCATION chiefs have completed the purchase of a former Burton social club site for a new primary school — and chosen the private firm they want to run it.
Staffordshire County Council has bought the Belvedere Park Club site, in Belvedere Road, from owner Westbourne Leisure and selected London-based education provider Reach 2 as its ‘preferred choice’ to run the school…
Head teacher Steve Lancashire heads up Reach 2, the educational trust which runs two schools in London and has been selected by Staffordshire County Council to run its new ‘Belvedere Park Academy’ read full article: Burton Mail
A ‘SUPER-HEAD’ believed to be Britain’s highest paid teacher is to open a new academy in Croydon. Mark Elms earned £276,523 in one year and is already the executive head of Aerodrome School, in Waddon. Now his Reach2 academy trust has been selected to open a new school on the site of the Davidson Centre, in Addiscombe – less than a month after Mr Elms announced his retirement from his flagship academy in Lewisham. Croydon Council has been working with the Department for Education (DfE) to find an organisation to run the school since it rejected the two remaining bids last month. It suggested Mr Elms and Reach2, an appointment Education Secretary Michael Gove has now approved…Read full article This is Croydon Today
Gove gives the go-ahead to a company that was only established 7 weeks ago, see details of REAch 2 below:
Registration Date: 29/02/2012
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