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26 February 2020
The anti-academy strikes in east London are growing. St Bede's in Redbridge is joining St Michael's and St Bon's already on strike.
5 February 2020
Brentwood Catholic Diocese in east London wants to turn all its schools into academies. Already academisation at St Angela's in Newham has been ruled out for five years after strike action.
17 December 2019
Members of the National Education Union (NEU) at St Angela's and St Michael's Catholic schools in Newham were on strike on 11 December against being forced into becoming privately run academies
25 September 2019
And promises to abolish tuition fees, among other measures
9 July 2019
Teachers and support staff at the Martin's Gate ACE Multi Academy Trust went on strike on 2 July
27 March 2019
A lively and noisy demonstration of over 100 striking teachers, parents and other supporters took place on 24 March
24 October 2018
You would think that Labour politicians would be in favour of running schools that meet children's needs, unpolluted by the pursuit of profit and accountable to the communities that uses them. Well, these values are not held by Blairites who are at odds with Corbyn's plans to scrap the semi-privatised academy schools system.
12 September 2018
'Isolation booths' - solitary confinement in all but name - are an increasingly common feature of 'zero-tolerance' school behaviour policies.
23 May 2018
School workers in Newham, east London, stopped Avenue Primary School becoming a privately run 'academy' earlier this month
8 May 2018
NEU members at Avenue school have succeeding in stopping the school becoming an academy.
24 April 2018
Privatisation at Avenue school could be on the verge of defeat
28 March 2018
Teaching staff at three schools in Newham, east London, have been taking strike action
28 March 2018
Like the NHS and council services, public state education in primary, secondary, special schools and colleges is facing a dire crisis
22 March 2018
"Four heads, five deputies and five Sendcos have gone over the last two years"
21 March 2018
Newham teachers and parents rallied again as Avenue Primary School took its tenth day of strike action on 15 January
21 March 2018
Hated Blairite mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales has lost the Labour candidacy. The new candidate, Rokhsana Fiaz, must use council reserves and borrowing powers to end the cuts now
14 March 2018
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Hinkley sit-in victory and Newham academies battle
28 February 2018
The mood at the rally against academisation was electric as 90 people from three striking schools crammed in after being on the picket lines
21 February 2018
This is Avenue School's longest strike yet - three days - as the campaign to save Newham schools from 'academy' status heats up
7 February 2018
It's been months since teachers at Avenue Primary school in Newham, east London, uncovered plans for the school to become an academy.
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