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Say NO to the Prendergast academy plans

Feb
28
On Thursday next week, NUT members at the four schools threatened with academy status in Lewisham - Sedgehill, and the 3 schools in the Prendergast Federation (Hilly Fields, Ladywell Fields and the Vale) will again be taking strike action - this time joined by members of GMB and the NASUWT.
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Schools for students, not for markets!

Feb
19

Originally published by Workers' Liberty at http://www.workersliberty.org/node/24671

For the Tories, education is about training children and young people to follow instructions and to jump through stereotyped hoops, and grading them accordingly.

That approach works poorly even to develop job skills, and very poorly to help young people become confident, cooperative, practically-competent, informed, critically-minded, imaginative thinkers.

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#TellNicky and hope, not strike?

Feb
19

By Liam Conway, LANAC member of the executive, originally published on http://www.workersliberty.org/node/24718

On January 29, National Union of Teachers (NUT) National Executive voted 24 to 12 not to call two days of strike action in the run up to the General Election.

In October a survey of members returned 80% in favour of strikes. This despite the failure of the NUT to develop a serious strategy to wring concessions from the Government over pensions, and then pay, since 2011.

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LANAC motions prioritised high up the agenda

Feb
19

Motions written by LANAC members and submited by LANAC supporting branches have been prioritised highly for this years conference in almost all motions catagories. Especially in strategy, finance and communications where the LANAC motion "A strategy to win" has been prioritised the highest.

You can see the results of the prioritisation here

Amendments coming soon, watch this space.

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How high-ranked academies are run

Jan
27

The Durand academy in south-west London was held up as a flagship for the academy programme by Michael Gove. Its head, Greg Martin, was knighted for services to education in 2013. The trust which runs it has been given £17.3 million by the government to build a boarding school. Yet:

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LANAC January Bulletin

Jan
12

The latest bulletin is attached.

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Elect Pat Murphy as NUT deputy general secretary

Dec
14

Patrick Murphy, a founder of Lanac, is running for deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers. The ballot will be between 5 and 28 January. To order copies of Patrick's campaign leaflet for distribution in your school, email electpatmurphy@gmail.com. Click here to download a pdf of the campaign leaflet.

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