Heads campaign is national news but won’t succeed without local support – write to your MP today

The aftermath of this week’s budget provided an opportunity for the Essex headteachers campaign against severe school budget cuts to get a national airing. The BBC visited Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s former secondary school, Shenfield High School, to find out what its current head thought of his response to the current and future funding crisis. Carole […] Continue reading

Heads urge parents and the community to support “Fund the 8%”

Local headteachers have engaged parents this week with the aim of building the momentum of their “Fund the 8%” campaign. The Association of Secondary Headteachers in Essex (ASHE) action is explained here and in our previous blog last weekend. http://ashe-essex.org/fund-the-8/ Since its launch the campaign has received coverage throughout the county, most recently in the […] Continue reading

Parents need to know their school admissions rights – let’s help them

When I wrote Those concerned with “student quality” should be shamed not lauded last week I thought I had covered every instance of how some schools manipulate admissions to their school. Following interactions and communications locally since then I have realised that I have underestimated the depths to which some will stoop. Having been appraised of […] Continue reading