We the undersigned demand a binding parental ballot on whether the Prendergast Federation schools (Prendergast School, Prendergast Ladywell School, Prendergast Vale School) should convert to Academy status.

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Joanie Day
6 years ago
Its my old school

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John Reilly
6 years ago
The bullying nature of the executive Headteacher

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Ghada Khattab
6 years ago
The process of academisation has been largely undemocratic, with very little consultation with parents, teachers, and support workers. While not all academies currently have external sponsors, the almost certain government funding cuts over the next 5 years will make the recourse to sponsorship inevitable and will lead to privatising a large part of primary and secondary education in the UK. This will put schools at the mercy of organisations which may have a lot less expertise than local authorities, which have been supporting schools for many years.

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Angela Veysey
6 years ago
Academies are not yet proven to be more effective

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Alison Allison
6 years ago
The leadership in these schools is excellent - don't change it!

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victor osaro erhunmwunsee
6 years ago
This is not the way forward in the organisation of things in a modern world

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zoe allan
6 years ago
I am a mother of two ex students

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Ben Pitcher
6 years ago
The current 'parental consultation document' is not fit for purpose, and is clearly not designed to elicit a fair and objective account of parental views. As such, it casts a shadow over the entire consultative process. I support this call for a democratic ballot.

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Deborah Haddad
6 years ago
Oppose Academy status for Prendergast Hilly Fields College as it appears the only real benefit is financial.

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sharon woolsey
6 years ago
Parents should have the right to ballot to express their
views