Today at 10:30am a petition containing nearly 8000 signatures will be presented to Bedford Borough’s Chief Executive Phil Simpkins by a delegation of parents and children from across Bedford Borough.
We expect by the time the decision is made to have collected in excess of 10,000 signatures.
This blog has now received 25,000 hits.
£340M of BSF funding cannot be used for the lower-primary change which means that the primary change will be underfunded, chaotic and disorganised.
3.5% or more on council tax or cuts in services to fund primary change.
20-30,000 children will be affected by any decision to change to two-tier over the next 10 years or longer.
300-500 middle school teachers have been told they will be allocated one ring-fenced job in a primary or secondary school and if they refuse will have assumed to have resigned.
Brian Glover has claimed that 100 “youngsters” per year group are being disadvantaged at GCSE by our system.
Zero evidence that two-tier education produces better results than three-tier.
Nobody knows how many children take Key Stage 1 in state lower schools and then go on to take their GCSEs in independent schools.
Bedford Borough could vote to change to two-tier with only 1/3 of Full Council supporting the decision (12 out of the 36 councillors plus the mayor need to support two-tier)…which is why SMS wants to speak to every councillor during the summer.
£20-40K to take the council to Judicial Review based on a flawed consultation process.
…and this is Democracy?
Contact your councillor today to let them know how you feel