Thursday, 21 February 2013

Communication from Caroline Cane - 21 February 2013

The latest communication from Caroline Cane at the DfE to Anne Kinderlerer, Chair og Governors is now up on the school website.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Decision delayed for Academisation of Gladstone Park School

14 February 2013:In an article about Gladstone Park School's forced academy campaign in yesterday's Brent and Kilburn Times, the DfE is quoted as saying that no decision had been taken yet on a sponsor.
 “We are currently considering Ofsted’s report and representations from the school before making any final decision on whether Gladstone Park will become a sponsored academy.
“In the vast majority of cases we have worked in partnership with schools wanting to transfer to academy status. However, where underperformance is not being tackled effectively, the Secretary of State does have powers to intervene to make sure standards improve.”
To read the full article CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

No sponsor announced

13 February:

Parents at Gladstone Park Primary School are welcoming the pause from the DfE in not naming a government-appointed sponsor.
Parents had previously been told they would be informed of the sponsor on 11 February 2013 – yet no such announcement was made yesterday.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Today's protest

A protest was held by pupils and parents outside the school gates today in opposition to the forced academy status being imposed upon the school.
The Independent sent a photographer as well as the Kilburn Times.
Independent article link
Kilburn Times article link

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Protest to take place

              STOP PRESS: 
A public protest will be taking place in front
of Gladstone Park School on
Friday 8 February against academy status being
forced upon the school.
The protest will take place at 3.15pm by the front entrance
to the school in Sherrick Green Road.
Please come armed with placards and banners and please try to mobilise support in the wider community so that as many people as possible attend.
We believe the event will be covered by BBC London news and various other media.
For more information please email:
Gladstone Park Primary School,
Sherrick Green Road,
London, NW10 1LB

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Academies and Lies film released

               Filmed documentary 'Academies and Lies' has now been released: The Parents, The Politician and the Carpetbagger follows parents and teachers from Downhills School as they try to stop Education secretary, Michael Gove, forcing their school to become part of the Harris academy chain. 
Academies and Lies website

Friday, 1 February 2013

Brent Green party back campaign

               Brent Green Party spokesperson on children and families,  Martin Francis sends letter of support to Save Gladstone Park School campaigners.