Please sign the petition against the proposed ‘free school’ mooted for Sherwood, Nottingham.
The next meeting of this group will be on Tuesday 16 July, Oban House, Beeston, 7-9 pm.
Tuesday 18 June 7pm to 9pm Broxtowe Voluntary Action, Oban House, 8 Chilwell Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1EJ
Stall in Sherwood this Saturday 11am to 2pm outside the small Co Op in Mansfield Road, Sherwood, NG5
In recent days, stories have surfaced in the national press about ‘financial irregularities’ in academies – misuse of public money which should have supported children’s education. Maybe this is happening in local schools. If you work in or are involved with a local academy and you know that funds are beIng misused, spent frivolously or extravagantly on things that don’t seem to have much to do with education : tell us. Use the ‘Contribute’ button above – you need to give us your name and email address to show ‘good faith’ but we will not publish any details that could identify you. However, we will publish information that shines a light on the weakness of financial control in academies that, by their nature, are outside proper democratic accountability.
Please make a note that our next meeting will be Tuesday 21 May at 7 pm (note earlier start time) scheduled to finish at 9 pm.
Venue: Oban House in Beeston (just along from the Post Office – park in the Council Car Park on Foster Avenue)
Tomorrow’s meeting, 23rd April, will be in the Lounge Bar (downstairs) at The Commercial on Wollaton Road.
Our next meeting is scheduled for 23rd April at the Commercial pub on Wollaton Road, starting at 7.30 pm.
Don’t forget we are having an open meeting this Thursday, 14 March, 4.30 pm at The Commercial pub on Wollaton Road, Beeston.
It’s opposite another pub called The Cricketers, the Sainsburys supermarket is behind The Cricketers and you can park in the supermarket car park for up to three hours (don’t worry, the meeting won’t go on that long). Please check the parking restrictions when you arrive, just to be on the safe side!
‘Hands Off Our Schools’ is holding an Open Meeting on Thursday 14 March at the Commercial Inn, Beeston, Nottingham, starting at 4.30 pm. Refreshments provided. Note: the Commercial Inn is on Wollaton Road, opposite the Cricketers pub and Sainsburys. Free parking up to three hours is available in the supermarket car park.
All who want to get involved in the campaign against academies and free schools or who just want to be better informed, are welcome; this includes teachers, parents, school governors, students, councillors and prospective councillors standing in the forthcoming county elections.
This will be a chance to share information about what is happening in local schools regarding proposed academy conversions and about plans for free schools in our area. It will also be a chance to get involved in the next stage in the campaign to prevent academy conversions and free schools.
‘Hands Off Our Schools’ is the local Anti-Academies Alliance campaign group, fighting the conversion of our local community schools to academies and the setting up of free schools in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
To find out more, look around this site, visit our Facebook page (‘Notts Anti-Academies Alliance’) or contact email@example.com.