Ninestiles Academy, Hartfield Crescent, Birmingham, B27 7FQ
Michael Gove is responsible for the accelaration of the academy process, which undermines the collective purchasing power of schools, atomises the education system, makes it harder for trade unions as there will be thousands of employers (each school) rather than just one and makes it easier to bring in private education companies in the future (there is no outward suggestion of such a policy, but we only need look at the NHS to know that the Tory party would do it if they felt they could).
He is also responsible for Free Schools, which can be run by individuals and private companies, outside of the national curriculum or oversight by local authorities, and which can be run for profit.
He has sent bibles to schools with a foreword written by himself, and called for £60m to be spent on a yacht for the Queen for the Jubilee celebrations next year, whilst cutting schools budgets by slashing the School Sports Programme, music programmes and allowing Connexions careers advisers to be removed from schools without acquiring additional funding for the schools. These are just examples of the numerous cuts that have been made to schools budgets over the past year, without affecting the central funds, allowing the ConDem coalition to claim they are not cutting education budgets.
Come and join us tomorrow and let Gove know that he is not welcome in Birmingham