Thursday, 2 September 2010

Barnet Anti Academies Alliance newsletter hits the streets

A pdf version of the Barnet Anti Academies Alliance newsletter is viewable here. 6,000 copies of this newsletter have been produced by Barnet Anti Academies Alliance for distribution around Barnet at the start of the new school year.

Council trade unions in Barnet, whose members will be affected by change to academy status, are posting copies of the newsletter to their members this week. Groups of supporters will also hand out copies at schools that are considering academy status.

Barnet Anti Academies Alliance has a blog where extended versions of some of the articles are being published, along with news about academies and free schools as it affects Barnet.

If you would like any more information, please contact the campaign:

One more school in Barnet - Queen Elizabeth's School - opened as an academy this week. About five more would like to move quickly to becoming an academy and a dozen or so more are contemplating the move. I believe that the more information people have about academies the less keen people will be to rush into them. That's what the newsletter is all about; the council is busily telling schools that it's a good idea, BAAA is telling people to look at the other sides of the argument.

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