Week beginning 27 February
Join us as we campaign at every school gate across to Southwark, asking parents to sign our petition, write to Justine Greening and join our campaign.
Please email us at email@example.com if you are able to help out at your local school.
PARENT RALLYS – Free tickets from Eventbrite
Southwark Fair Funding for All Schools – with Helen Hayes MP
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Wednesday 8 March
Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, Dulwich Village, SE21 7AL
Helen Hayes MP,
Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council
Sonia Case, Executive Head Teacher, Dulwich Hamlet Junior School/The Belham Primary School
Claire Purcell, Head of School, Dulwich Hamlet Junior School
Russell Hobby, General Secretary, NAHT
Southwark Fair Funding for All Schools is holding a public forum for parents, teachers and head teachers to raise our concerns about the proposed cuts to schools’ budgets. The event will be chaired by the ‘Southwark Fair Funding for All Schools’ parents, attended by Helen Hayes MP, the Leader of Southwark Council, Cllr Peter John, Russell Hobby, General Secretary of the NAHT and by Dulwich Hamlet Junior School/The Belham Primary School Executive Headteacher, Sonia Case and Dulwich Hamlet Junior School Head of School, Claire Purcell.
Southwark Fair Funding for All Schools
Thursday 9 March
John Donne Primary School, Wood’s Road, SE15 2SW.
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Harriet Harman MP,
Cllr Victoria Mills, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Schools
John Donne Headteachers Simon Wattam and Nick Tildesley
Southwark Fair Funding for All Schools is holding a public forum for parents, teachers and head teachers calling for action to oppose the current government’s cuts to the education budget. The event will be chaired by the ‘Southwark Fair Funding for All Schools’ parents, attended by Harriet Harman MP, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Schools, Cllr Victoria Mills and by John Donne Headteachers Simon Wattam and Nick Tildesley. We want to build a local coalition of parents, teachers and leaders against these devastating cuts. Calling all local parents, teachers, and heads to join the campaign
On March 9th 2017 Southwark Council’s Education and Children’s Services scrutiny committee will be holding a ‘scrutiny in a day’ event, hosted by Globe Academy, in Walworth, from 12 noon to 5pm.
The event is being organised by Southwark Council’s Education and Children’s services scrutiny committee, which is comprised of local councillors and education representatives, including headteachers, local diocese representatives and parent governors.
We will be shining the scrutiny spotlight on three issues that matter most to our local residents: education funding, school governance and ensuring we secure great outcomes for all our young people post 16. .
London schools are expected to be hit particularly hard by both changes to direct school funding and the predicted demise of local authority grants to provide school services. Cuts to schools could be up to 20%. Many Southwark schools are doing very well, with 75.5% of all secondary school pupils achieving five or more A*- C grades at GCSEs and above average scores for both Progress 8 and Attainment 8. However, can we maintain this if resources go down?
The afternoon will also be focusing on school governance and involvement of parents . Change has been a major feature of schools policy over the past few years. There are now a number of different schools structures: council maintained, Academy schools, Multi- Academy Trusts, and Free schools, with recent proposals to change the role of parent governors. How can we ensure that local parents and the community understand and can continue to input into schools?
Lastly the day will be addressing how to secure great outcomes for all our young people post 16. Most of our young people do well at exams, and the event will hear from some excellent providers of employment support and apprenticeships, but what more can we do to ensure there is a good post 16 offer, for a 100% of young people?
The event will include presentations by local headteachers, council cabinet leads, local employers, Higher Education providers, young people, apprentices, parent governors and voluntary organisations. It is open to parents, teachers, community leaders and anybody with a stake in education in Southwark.
The Scrutiny in a Day will result in a published report, with recommendations, that will be sent to the council cabinet, local schools and other stakeholders. We hope you can join us, please register here:
For more information please contact scrutiny project manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 525 0514.