Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy

June 22nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Keep Tidemill in public hands

Concerned parents at Tidemill school in Deptford, south London, have persuaded local Labour MP Joan Ruddock to write to Tory education secretary Michael Gove, asking him to delay approval of headmaster Mark Elms’ plans to make their school an academy.

Last year anti-academy ‘Deptford says no’ campaigners got an extension to the consultation period by uncovering significant miscalculations in the financial figures Elms and his school governors used. However the governors have made a fresh application and are awaiting Gove’s consent.

But the school’s accounts have not been audited since early 2009 and no audit trail can be found of the huge bonuses for ‘super-head’ Elms, agreed in 2009 and 2010. The parents want independent scrutiny by the local education authority of its arrangements for managing its finances. Most of all they want to keep Tidemill in public hands. read The socialist

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  • Chris Seaden
    12:33 pm on June 23rd, 2011 1

    Let’s have a valid comparison, shall we ?

    Let’s offer the local parents a choice rather that railroad them. Some democracy maybe ?

    Take them to Durand Academy. Look at the magnificent facilities, small class sizes especially for the lowest achievers, fantastic educational results, highly paid teachers, low charges for after school clubs.

    Parents bang the door down to get their children in. And the money which the ( inefficent ) LEA used to hold back gets spent on the kids.

    Durand has nothing to do with the LEA and is far more efficient because of it. Even the cleaners are properly paid.

    Take your parents to Durand. Let them see the truth.

  • jan delay st pauli
    6:06 pm on May 19th, 2014 2

    jan delay st pauli

    Keep Tidemill in public hands

  • Iklan baris
    9:26 pm on August 27th, 2015 3

    Iklan baris

    Keep Tidemill in public hands

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