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7 April 2021
The process of selecting a secondary school for your child can be an agonising one for many parents. In 2005 I viewed about a dozen and chose Pimlico. The headteacher seemed a nice guy and the leadership
20 January 2021
Private companies were exposed earning £30 for 'starvation' food parcels - for families entitled to free school meals - that contained just north of a fiver's worth of ingredients
28 October 2020
Big business got billions - Fight for what we need:
14 October 2020
School staff and parents fear the worst. Public Health England figures show that the highest test-positivity rates are now in the 10-19 age group, but schools are still expected to remain open
23 September 2020
Parents in the town of Peacehaven, on the Sussex coast, have relaunched their campaign to save their primary schools from academy privatisation.
8 September 2020
Schools have gone back overcrowded and under-resourced, with more infections reported daily.
15 July 2020
Trade unionists, parents and campaigners across Leicester are organising a campaign to defend safety and workers' rights in the pandemic-hit city.
1 July 2020
The Little Fishes nursery has served the St Mellons community from the church premises for 30 years.
17 June 2020
Socialist Party members in Cumbria have been active as teachers and parents in the campaign against the reckless attempt to prematurely reopen schools without safety guarantees
17 June 2020
The quiet of a Swansea Covid-19 city centre was broken by the beeping and blaring of car horns.
10 June 2020
The Welsh government has announced a return to school for all students in Wales on 29 June. This must be opposed by all unions in Wales. No teacher, teaching assistant or school worker must be forced back
3 June 2020
In almost every primary in Newham, east London, staff voted against increased school attendance and did not go in on Monday 1 June.
27 May 2020
It's reckless. It's unsafe. It flies in the face of all advice from scientists and from teachers. The schools must not reopen on Monday 1 June, writes Louise Cuffaro
20 May 2020
School workers are in the front line of the government's unsafe back-to-work strategy - but they and parents are organising a huge resistance
18 May 2020
Schools simply can't open safely yet to more children.
11 March 2020
Childcare costs have risen 5% according to charity Coram. Its family and childcare survey found the weekly price for a part-time nursery place for a child under two is over £130 - £6,800 a year, writes Juliette Fogelman, East London Socialist Party.
4 March 2020
The snow didn't stop staff, parents, children and supporters turning out on the picket line. St Bede's in Redbridge took their first day of strike action against the school becoming a privatised academy.
17 December 2019
Members of the National Education Union (NEU) at St Angela's and St Michael's Catholic schools in Newham were on strike on 11 December against being forced into becoming privately run academies
27 November 2019
Over 100 parents, children, trade unionists and other supporters from the local community were on the picket line outside Moulsecoomb Primary School, Brighton on 21 November.
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