South Wolds and South Nottinghamshire Academy

The head teacher and the governors of the South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form have voted to consider becoming a multi-academy trust, joining forces with South Nottinghamshire College. This creates the position of ‘Joint Headship’, taken up by the head teacher of the South Wolds Academy. Staff were not involved up to this point and the move has, inevitably, resulted in more questions than answers. However, attempts by the management to justify themselves illustrate the precarious state of the UK state education system at present, and to those considering academisation, that this is not the end of the matter. Continue reading

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TAKE ACTION TO OPPOSE ACADEMIES AT KIMBERLEY AND WHITE HILLS PARK

JOIN THE LOBBY AT KIMBERLEY

Join our lobby of the Kimberley governors going to a special governing body meeting to discuss academy status with “stakeholders” – 5pm Wednesday 27 June outside the school gates, Kimberley School, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.

HAVE YOUR SAY AT WHITE HILLS PARK

Last chance to comment on the proposals for the White Hills Park Federation (Alderman White, Bramcote Park and Bramcote Hills) to become a multi-academy trust. Continue reading

Save Kimberley School from Academy Status Campaign

The latest on the Save Kimberley School from Academy Status Campaign is that governors are due to meet on Tuesday 7 February and will vote on whether to go into a further six week formal consultation. The NUT branch has suspended strike action until after the 7th and will give notice to strike if the governors vote to go into formal consultation.
 
To get involved in the campaign email savekimberleyschool@gmail.com or visit the website at http://savekimberleyschool.wordpress.com/ for more information