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

School Transport Policy change will affect parents throughout Essex – will you be one of them?

In the next two months parents throughout Essex will be applying for primary and secondary school places for their children but this time they will have a further factor to consider before making their choices. As we highlighted in a post from last October, (Essex County Council proposed school transport policy undermines parental choice   http://wp.me/p2dr6s-gR […] Continue reading