HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
NORTH WEST ANTI ACADEMIES CONFERENCE
 

Star date: 11th November 2011

EDUCATION ORGANISATIONS UNITE TO OPPOSE ACADEMIES

North West Anti Academies Conference
Saturday 26th November 10am-2pm
Mechanics Institute, Manchester 10am-2pm

Given what is happening at Salford's Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, the timing of the North West Anti Academies Conference couldn't be better. The Salford Star this week reported redundancies, a pupil riot and a threatened teachers strike at the Oasis Academy, and has also received an anonymous letter alleging all sorts of wrong doing at the school…

Hopefully the conference will give parents and teachers some much needed guidance.

See here for further details…


This week, Salford Star has received an anonymous letter, obviously from someone well placed within Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, formerly Hope High School. It contains a whole string of allegations about the school's management, including bullying of staff, profiteering by the school sponsor, exam corruption and sexism.

We can't prove whether any of it is true because academies appear to be a law unto themselves. Outside of local council control, and - we found out this week - outside of the control of the Charities Commission (even though a  charity), it's virtually impossible to hold these schools to account. Yet they receive vast amounts of public money.

The North West Anti Academies Conference, to be held at the Mechanic's Institute in Manchester on 26th November, will hopefully allow people to share experiences of both opposing the schools and working within them.

Speakers include MP Lisa Nandy, children's author Alan Gibbons, Steve Farley chair of North West TUC, Alastair Smith from the Anti Academies Alliance and Sarah Dodds from Louth Save Our Schools. Meanwhile, workshops include `Exposing the myths of academies' and `Consequences for the school workforce'. The Conference is backed by a whole mass of teaching and public sector trade unions.

North West Anti Academies Conference
Saturday 26th November 10am-2pm
Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD
10am-2pm

Register online at www.antiacademies.org.uk/426 and for more info see www.antiacademies.org.uk

See Salford Star articles on Oasis Academy MediaCityUK

• Riot Over Redundancies – click here
• Teachers To Strike – click here

 

 

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: DIRTY OLD TOWN PERFORMED NEAR SALFORD GASWORKS IN DEMOLITION PROTEST
Should save. As we grow up with them looking as us ever day passed the wall and so did are grandparents an d them before . If they... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL REFUSES TO REVEAL WHO PAID FOR CITY MAYOR TRIP TO SOUTH OF FRANCE
Well done in getting someone to foot the bill. But do not be shy. Tell us who, print the letter of funding agreement, show us the ... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL REFUSES TO REVEAL WHO PAID FOR CITY MAYOR TRIP TO SOUTH OF FRANCE
If it was all honest and above board, then you would think that they would be happy to tell you who paid for the trip.However, the... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL REFUSES TO REVEAL WHO PAID FOR CITY MAYOR TRIP TO SOUTH OF FRANCE
Rossi whilst Dennet may be working his arse off he needs to try harder as clearly he as his predecessors continue to fail this Cit... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SPENT ALMOST £10,000 ON MIPIM PROPERTY JAUNT
Looks a bit pissed to me. There again, if I'd have been there, and Salford Council were buying, I would have been well pissed, so ... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SPENT ALMOST £10,000 ON MIPIM PROPERTY JAUNT

Star date: 21st June 2018

COUNCIL SPENT £5,750 ON MIPIM PR IN SOUTH OF FRANCE

Salford Council spent almost £10,000 on the jaunt to the MIPIM property orgy in Cannes. A newly published contract register shows that, as well as the £4,022 costs for the City Mayor and two officers to go to the South of France paid by unknown private sector companies, the Council also spent £5,750 on marketing and PR for MIPIM.

The contract register also shows the Council is spending £9,500 on a 'Salford Story' press consultant, £118,000 on its failed 'digital community hub', over £14,000 on a 'leadership programme' and, er, £25,000 on milk and bread?

Full details here...

NATIONAL GRID WILL NOT RE-THINK DEMOLITION OF SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS

Star date: 20th June 2018

'WE RECOGNISE THE HISTORIC INTEREST'...BUT THEY'RE BEING DEMOLISHED!

Despite musical protests and petitions, the National Grid is adamant that the Salford gas holders, made famous in the Dirty Old Town anthem, will be demolished.

Campaigners are asking for the Grid to re-think a new use for the structures, like in many other towns and cities, but the company states that while "We recognise the historic interest in the Salford gasholder...the structure is being dismantled..."

Full details here...

SALFORD COUNCIL REFUSES TO REVEAL WHO PAID FOR CITY MAYOR TRIP TO SOUTH OF FRANCE

Star date: 19th June 2018

COUNCIL BLOCKS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST ON £4,000 MIPIM TRIP

Salford City Council has refused to answer a Salford Star Freedom of Information request on which private company paid the £4,022 costs for City Mayor Paul Dennett and two staff to go to the South of France for the MIPIM property event.

The Council states that "the commercial interests of the Council outweigh that of the public interest in disclosure". The Salford Star is to appeal the decision.

Full details here...

DEVASTATING SURVEY OF NORTH WEST COUNCIL WORKERS SHOWS LOCAL SERVICES COLLAPSING

Star date: 18th June 2018

OVER 80% OF COUNCIL WORKERS HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN SERVICES AND ALMOST 50% THINKING OF LEAVING THEIR JOBS

A survey of almost 1,500 local council workers in the North West reveals that 81% have no confidence in the future of local services, 49% are thinking of leaving their jobs, 54% believe their council no longer delivers quality services, and 45% think that their employer doesn't make the right decisions for the public.

The other results of the survey by UNISON to coincide with its local government conference make equally depressing reading, as the union states that "Vital local services in the North West are collapsing".

Full details here...

SALFORD TIME OUT FOR CARERS

Star date: 18th June 2018

TRIPS, CAKES, MASSAGE, ADVICE AND CHAT AS CARERS TAKE TIME OUT

"I was absolutely weary...I needed to get out of the house" Ernie

Caring for a loved one is indeed a labour of love but it can also be life consuming and draining. So a group called Time Out For Carers is making a difference, running weekly sessions where escapism is the order of the day.

There's free massages, trips out, advice on allowances, tea and coffee and cakes, but, most importantly, relaxed informal chats with carers who are all in the same position.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx