Small Heath School strikes against academy status

Posted: May 13, 2015 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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A very successful strike took place today at this school.

The picket line at lower school The picket line at lower school

For five years running, this school obtained an “outstanding” from OFSTED, and although it was investigated as part of the “Trojan horse” group of schools, it came out with no problems identified.
However, in January of this year, when OFSTED arrived again, it was placed in special measures! Now there had been a change in leadership of the school and certain problems had arisen, but to go from one extreme to the other in one term lacks credibility.
And then the school governing body was removed and an IEB (Interim Executive Board) installed in its place, showing the usual contempt for the parents and community. The staff are firmly of the view that the agenda of the IEB will be to turn the school into an academy.
When the joint staff unions approached the…

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