Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Sedgehill - pressure having an effect - no IEB yet

A letter just posted on the Sedgehill School website confirms that the school's existing Headteacher, Ken Mackenzie, and the elected Governing Body will still be in place on the first day of the January term after all!

That's because, as the letter explains, the Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan, hasn't yet made a decision on Lewisham Council's application for an IEB and won't be considering this until the beginning of next term.

The battle to Save Sedgehill is far from over but pressure is clearly having an effect - and helping to make sure that things aren't going quite to the Council's plan. In particular, this delay must raise doubts as to whether their plan to impose management from the Bethnal Green Academy is still viable. I suspect a mass campaign of opposition isn't what BGA signed up for when they met with Lewisham Council!

Well done to everyone who has helped build the campaign to Stop Academies in Lewisham and to Save Sedgehill over the last few weeks  ... and to you all, a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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