Schools

A group of parents have set up a crowdfunding appeal in order to raise money to take legal action against the decision by Walker Primary School to join the Ivy Learning Trust academy group.

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You may have noticed a banner outside Hazelwood Schools proclaiming cuts of £12.5m across Enfield. But what do these cuts really mean for our children and why are parents still campaigning against them?

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CHECK CHARACTERS IN DESCRIPTIONParents from Palmers Green and nearby joined in with a National Day of Action in protest at school funding cuts on Friday 19 October. Parents and children at Hazelwood Schools, St Monica’s, West Grove and St Michael at Bowes danced their socks off to highlight the impact these damaging cuts are having on our schools.

Fair Funding Enfield - a group that campaigns for increased funding for local schools - has recently carried out a survey with the aim of quantifying the impact of school funding cuts in Enfield. 59 schools responded to an anonymous survey. The results of the survey are set out below. "We do not have any further capacity for cuts in staff numbers, at any level of the organisation." 49% of schools have cut teaching staff 76% have cut teaching assistants 28% postponed or.......
In the run-up to this year's general election, a group of local parents organised a demonstration and march protesting about planning cuts to funding for schools - who knows, it may even have influenced the way the voting went in Enfield Southgate. The group behind the march - Fair Funding for All Schools-Enfield  - continue to campaign, as do parents throughout the country.  They've produced a new video and issued a press release - see below. #FutureStealers video highlights the.......