Kimberley school governors vote unanimously against academy status

Last night (tuesday 7 Feb) governors at Kimberley school voted unanimously against academy status! Enormous pressure has been applied by the Department for Education on schools to become academies and it is a sign of the resolve of the staff, parents, local community and campaigners that they have opposed academy status.

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2 thoughts on “Kimberley school governors vote unanimously against academy status

  1. This is really good news and a well-deserved outcome for everyone in the Kimberley School community who has been involved in the campaign. It should also offer food for thought to others, including in local political parties, who wrongly say that more academies are “inevitable” and that there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them. The Kimberley campaigners have shown that it can be done if people put their minds to it.

  2. Seems like the steam is running out on Gove’s academies programme. He has now resorted to forcing primary schools to become academies. Kimberley campaigners prove that if we want to keep our local schools under local control we can do it with community campaigns.

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