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June (1) 2010


This branch:

  1. Notes with grave concern the new coalition government’s plans to expand the academies programme;
  2. Believes that these plans will be detrimental to local democratic accountability and to social justice, will lead to greater privatisation and deregulation, and will exacerbate social segregation in schooling;
  3. Recognises that the proposed expansion of the academies programme would have a negative impact on the Institute’s partnership with schools across London and beyond;
  4. Welcomes the stance taken by UCU and by other public sector unions in opposed to the academies programme;
  5. Agrees to publicise the activities of the Anti-Academies Alliance campaign to members and encourage members to sign the anti-academies petition.

´╗┐Resolution passed at branch meeting on 1 July 2010