Education Worker #8 - Anti-academies special issue

EW #8

This issue we focus on academies. What they are, what they do, why they are a problem and what should be done about it.

Education round-up 17/3/12

NUT London Pensions strike. Wilshaw joins Gove with his numeracy problems. Downhills Primary and Montgomery Primary academy struggles.

Education round-up 19 Feb 2012

Equality in schools apparently not important to Gove. More on forced academy conversions. Next teacher strike date.

Classroom recomposition: Agencies, OFSTED, and academies

A short blog entry looking at the plight of a particular group of agency workers in a prominent London academy.

Education round-up 5 Feb 2012

Academies failing and massaging results. Gove thinks everyone is a 'Trot'. Scientists boycott publishing racket.

Academies underperforming

New data suggests that academies are underperforming by the governments own yardsticks, regardless of context. So if they're not 'improving' education, why pursue them? Because they never were about improving education.

Education round-up 29/1/12

Gove and the illusion of dialogue. Montgomery school still fighting academy status.

Downhills Save Our School song

Parents, workers and pupils at Downhills Primary School have recorded a song by the pupils and supporters in opposition to attempts to force them to become an academy.

Education round-up 14/1/12

Gove wants to make sacking teachers easier. No-notice inspections by Ofsted. Downhills struggle continues.

Sponsored academies in the UK video

A short video summarising some of the issues relating to the academies programme.