NOTTINGHAM CITY NUT
Nottingham’s schools, teachers, students and communities have come under attack from the ‘Office for Standards in Education’ (Ofsted) after inspectors swept into the city. According to Ofsted, the majority of the schools they inspected require some drastic form of improvement. The consequences for such a claim are huge. Ofsted’s attacks come in the year that Nottingham City students achieved record GCSE results. The attacks are wholly unwarranted.
We believe that rather than acting impartially, Ofsted has attacked our schools to pave the way for more ‘free schools’ and big academy chains. Far from being impartial, Ofted is dancing to the tune of Michael Gove’s agenda.
Join our protest to say :
“Hands Off Our Schools—Stand Up for Education!”
OFSTED PROTEST SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER
The Nottingham City branch of the National Union of Teachers has called a protest in response to Ofsted’s attacks on city schools.
Under the banner of “Hands Off Our Schools” teachers, parents and students will gather next Saturday (7th December) from 12.30pm at Speakers Corner in the Market Square.
The NUT shares the concerns of local parents who see Ofsted’s decision to brand six city schools ‘inadequate’ as part of a plan to undermine the local education system.
As Adele Williams, a parent from Sherwood, puts it: “Michael Gove is desperate to open a Free School in Nottingham. He also wants bigger and bigger academy chains to take over our existing schools. What better way to open the door to such initiatives than have Ofsted condemn our schools?”