• Petitioned Halesowen College

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Halesowen College

Halesowen College: Reinstate David Muritu as a Maths Lecturer at the college.

    1. David Muritu
    2. Petition by

      David Muritu

      Birmingham, United Kingdom

This is an attack on education and trades unionism. On December 20th Dave Muritu, a known local socialist trades union activist, was sacked from his position as Maths lecturer. This followed disregard of the college disciplinary procedure (no evidence was presented 3 days in advance of the hearing), without anything other than deductive reasoning (his sacking was linked to results, with no regard for competency procedure or accurate review of statistical significance (his results are above national average).
Please sign and convey your disappointment in the college failure to prioritise student needs and achievement over politics. The only logical conclusion which can be drawn from the situation is that as no substantial evidence has been produced, Dave has been sacked on grounds of disagreement with the principal on educational theory and politics. The maths department have received considerable lack of support in the face of student needs, including
1) Failure of the principal to agree specialist cover in staff absence, inspite of a substantial surplus which could fund this
2) Students in a functional lesson being encouraged by management to give up the studies their time is allocated for in order to participate in a “focus group” based around leading questions with no rigorous development or consistent recording of data
3) Victimisation of a known trades unionist, along with possible victimisation of other known activists in the maths department, setting a precedent for activists to be targeted with knock-on effects for other trades-unionists nationally.
Please sign and join us in fighting this outrageous decision collectively.

Halesowen College
Re-instate David Muritu as a Maths Lecturer at the college.

[Your name]

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    1. Reached 12,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Paul & David Naylor-Gray BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I have seen David teach at Halesowen College & he is an outstanding teacher of Maths, & I should know because I train teachers within Universities & I am highly regarded as a teacher trainer

    • Alan Wheatley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This seems to be the action of officials who invent charges in order to get rid of someone they regard as a nuisance.

    • Frances Turner BATH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This could affect all of us and employers cannot be allowed to act in this way.

    • Jacqueline Steensel SHEERNESS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Although I am no longer a practicing teacher, I fear teacher's rights are being attacked and diminished by those who pull the purse strings.

    • Marilyn Wrightson WORCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I fear for the casualistaion of Staff at FE colleges as happened at Worcester College of Technology


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