The Green Party Trade Union Group would like to send its support to the staff, students and parents of the Radcliffe Primary school in the struggle to resist being forced to become an academy school. GPTU believes the academisation policy of the current government to be misguided, educationally damaging and likely to lead to the erosion of Trade Union rights. In this particular case it also seems to an attempt at the political victimisation of Bury council.
I have blogged a description of Radcliffe Rd school's plight on the Green Left blog at http://greenleftblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/radcliffe-primary-stop-gove-campaign.html. I hope local Green Party members and Trades Unionists will g also give their support.
Yours in solidarity