Hands off our schools!

On behalf of West Sussex branch members who may have children educated in Brighton and Hove, the Campaign for Education in Brighton and Hove and ‘Hands Off Our Schools’ have convened a public meeting to oppose the pre-privatisation of schools.

It takes place at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton on Wednesday 29 June at 7pm.

The background is that Brighton and Hove Council will be ‘consulting’ on their proposal to form a trust for all the city’s schools: the first step on the road to full academisation. Such trusts are unaccountable, private organisations, not democratic public education.

Speakers confirmed for the meeting are:

  • Philipa Harvey – President NUT
  • Lynne Cahill – Chair of Governors, St Luke’s Primary School
  • Lucy Cox – National Secretary Parents Defending Education
  • Pete Sinclair from the John Roan School anti academy campaign in Greenwich
  • John Canning from the Hawkes Farm School campaign in East Sussex

It is very clear that national policies to force schools to become academies while persisting with chaotic and harmful SATs and cutting school funding are still very much in place. The campaign must continue.

All branch members, their friends and families are welcome.