Plymouth Cast trust issued warning notice | Schools Week

Becoming an academy does not guarantee quality or improved standards .. school performance is down to the direct school leaders and leadership not its management structure. An under-fire academy trust has been given a warning notice and told to urgently improve, just weeks after an Ofsted inspection found serious weaknesses among its schools. The government … Continue reading Plymouth Cast trust issued warning notice | Schools Week

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Academy trusts spend on PR grows | Schools Week

Academisation - the freedom to transfer money from teaching to PR.. How does this help educate children? Is this what Kings Heath and Moseley Schools really need the "Freedom" to do? Councils are running classes for school managers on how to deal with the media in a crisis, while academy trusts are calling in consultants … Continue reading Academy trusts spend on PR grows | Schools Week

Ofsted: Greenwood Academies Trust has ‘let down pupils’ | Schools Week

This organisation is the sort that potentially could take over the Kings Heath and Moseley Schools once they have become Academies and only the Regional Schools Commissioner(RSC) would have a say in it.  The RSC is an unelected government appointee with no requirement to be answerable to the local community. Is this what we want … Continue reading Ofsted: Greenwood Academies Trust has ‘let down pupils’ | Schools Week

Department for Education annual accounts 2015-16: key findings | Schools Week

Interesting to see where the DfE is spending our Tax Money... The Department for Education has published its annual accounts for 2015-16. As expected, the government’s spending watchdog has once again warned that the accounts lack “truth and fairness”. Schools Week has taken a forensic look at what the rest of the accounts tell us… … Continue reading Department for Education annual accounts 2015-16: key findings | Schools Week

Pilot to return teachers to classroom failed to fill physics spaces

Perhaps they should be ensuring conditions do not make teachers leave.. Also devaluing the profession by allowing Academies to employ unqualified teachers can't be helping moral or retention either.

Progress Update: 2016-12-21

2016-12-21- 23:19 -- Updated to correct position for Kings Heath Primary School So Far we have 231 signatures on the online Petition, and an uncounted number on the paper petitions. We have held 1 public meeting, distributed several hundred flyers to raise awareness, arranged for posters to be put up. We have received responses from … Continue reading Progress Update: 2016-12-21

Queensbridge – Response from Govenors

We have received the following response from the Queensbridge Governors regarding our concerns and request for consultation over the Proposed STEP MAT. I direct this response to the collective of parents on whose behalf you wrote. May I trust that you can circulate this, as we do not hold details for all of them at … Continue reading Queensbridge – Response from Govenors

Queensbridge – Acknowledgement of FOI Request

Today we have received an acknowledgement of our FOI request from Queensbridge School. I acknowledge receiving your Freedom of Information Request on Thursday 15th December 2016. We will respond to you within 20 working days, which will be  by Friday 27th January 2017. Yours sincerely Mrs Reeves Headteacher Queensbridge School Queensbridge Road Moseley Birmingham B13 … Continue reading Queensbridge – Acknowledgement of FOI Request

Letter to Staff at Kings Heath Boys

One of our team has recently sent the attached letter to staff at Kings Heath Boys School Hi, I am one of many parents in the local area who are concerned about the proposed formation of a multi-academy trust in Kings Heath and Moseley. Many staff are also worried about the proposals, but I appreciate that i

QueensBridge – Update on MAT

Queensbridge has included the following statement in their end of year letter Multi – Academy Trust We wrote to you in November to inform you that governors were considering joining a MAT with other local schools. In their meeting on Monday this week they discussed this at length and unanimously voted to start a formal … Continue reading QueensBridge – Update on MAT