Academies - get your school on the roll of honour
Leicester NUT, along with NUT divisions up and down the country, is working to encourage school groups to pass resolutions opposing their school becoming an academy. It is clear, from the government's white paper, that no school is safe from the threat posed by an expansion of the academy programme. The NUT has produced excellent publicity highlighting the dangers to our pay and conditions of service, as well as the myths about funding and local authorities. To find out more visit:
As soon as your school passes a resolution, please let the local office know. In the new year, we intend to start a roll of honour, listing those schools that have made their statement in opposition to their school becoming an academy.
Please pass this or any similar resolution. Inform your head teacher, governors and NUT division/association when you have.
This NUT Group believes that the Government's academies and free schools programme would have the negative effects of:
• undermining national pay and conditions for teachers
• undermining local authorities;
• breaking up common admission arrangements;
• damaging local democratic planning of school places;
• redirecting hundreds of millions of pounds that would be better spent on supporting existing schools.
This NUT group believes that:
• the evidence from this country and from abroad is that academies, charter schools and free schools do not improve attainment overall and increase the segregation and exclusion of the poorest and most disadvantage children;
• there is no good reason for putting the provision of publicly funded education into the hands of private companies who would seek to profit from it.
This NUT group therefore agrees to call on our governing body to express its support for the NUT's opposition to any move to academy status and to communicate this opposition to the Government and Local Authority.
Resolution passed by [name of school] NUT Group.
Passed on [date].