Thursday, 18 November 2010

Protest at Michael Gove’s (Education Secretary) Visit to Birmingham

19 November · 17:00 -19:00

LocationCoppice School Trinity Road Sutton Coldfield B75 6TJ

Called by Birmingham N.U.T. Meet Uni train station at 5pm tomorrow to travel up bring banners, protect education!

Mr Gove has announced that 13 urgently needed new school buildings will be cancelled in Birmingham, and another seven, planned for academies, have been suspended pending further discussion.

and a recent analysis of Mr Gove's Academies Bill conducted for the NUT by independent consultant Martin Rogers has shown that t...he Government has failed to calculate properly the funding impact of its Academies Bill. As a result of the Government's Academies 'Ready Reckoner' Local Authorities (LA) will have to give large, excessive and unfair amounts of funding from other services as well as from education to Academies. This could mean that many LA will have to make major cuts on top of the 25% cuts demanded by Government. Not only could LA be seriously damaged but also budgets to schools that either choose or have to remain in LA could be slashed. The paper analysing this potential consequence is attached.

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