Campaigning against turning Hackney's schools into academies

Hackney Green Party today announced its support for the campaign against turning all of Hackney's schools into academies. 

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The proposal, to establish a trust and encourage all Hackney schools to become academies, was slammed by Hackney Green Party Coordinator Samir Jeraj, who said: "I'm surprised and disappointed Hackney Council under Labour is adopting a policy even the Tories dropped." He added: "There is little to no evidence that academies do any better. Good teachers, leadership and decent funding make schools a success."

Hackney Green Party is backing the National Union of Teachers in opposing the scheme.

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For more information please contact Hackney Green Party spokesperson, Samir Jeraj, Samir.Jeraj@greenparty.org.uk, 07846051852


[1] In June, 119 failing academies were removed from their sponsors http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36538763

[2] In March, Schools Week uncovered large salary rises awarded to CEOs of academy chains compared to a 1% increase for teachers: http://schoolsweek.co.uk/pay-levels-soar-for-some-academy-bosses-while-teachers-inch-up-1-per-cent/

[3] Green Party policy on academies: https://policy.greenparty.org.uk/ed.html