Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy

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July 13th, 2014 at 6:40 am

Protest

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The NUT and other public sector unions held a strike this week, thousands of teachers marched own Regents Street.


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July 13th, 2014 at 6:31 am

Fraud

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Parents of pupils attending a chain of three academies championed by education secretary Michael Gove and founded by his former schools commissioner have been told not to talk to the media about a £2m fraud to which it has allegedly fallen victim.

- from The Guardian

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June 5th, 2014 at 6:25 am

Petition for Gove to resign

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Thousands call for Michael Gove to go in wake of GCSE English literature row

Petition demanding sack for education secretary sees surge of support bringing signatures close to 110,000.

The Guardian

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May 25th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Gove’s Intent

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May 22nd, 2014 at 7:16 am

Private Colleges absorb student loan funds

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In this revealing investigation, a reporter enters a private college that receives funding from student loans even if students do not attend. A large number of enrollees appear to be missing from classrooms. Have government policies on tuition fees resulted in a huge waste of public funds? Students who enroll and receive government grants but then do not attend are effectively stealing the free education promised to by the Lib Dems.

Guardian article.

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May 20th, 2014 at 9:36 am

First Academy Chain to Close

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An academy chain in charge of running six state schools became the first in the country to fold today – forcing a sudden hunt for new sponsors to take them over.

The Prospects Academies Trust, which runs six schools in Paignton, Bexhill and Gloucestershire, was one of 14 chains told by the Government it could not take on any new schools because of concerns over standards.

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May 10th, 2014 at 7:05 am

Free Schools not filling

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September 4th, 2013 at 3:13 am

Class Divide

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It’s official. Academies increase the gap between rich and poor. You got to wonder what they are thinking.

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March 31st, 2013 at 9:14 am

Gove not trusted

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MP Michael Gove and his effect on education has been viewed negatively by parents in a new poll. See The Guardian.

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May 20th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Chair of Governors resigns- was it all too much work?

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.

 

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