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Campaigning against academisation

The Government continues to promote its academy agenda, encouraging and compelling schools to become academies as part of multi-academy trusts (MATs). This guidance sets out the legal rights and arguments that can be made to resist academisation.

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The NEU case against academisation

Academisation is driving down staff pay, terms and conditions, alienating communities and has caused the fragmentation of the education system. Despite this, English schools are still being put under pressure to become academies and to join multi-academy trusts (MATs).

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Academisation of Catholic schools

Academisation of Catholic schools has accelerated in recent years, with a number of Catholic dioceses encouraging schools to convert to academy status as part of Catholic Multi Academy Trusts (MATs).

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Changes to Teachers' pensions 2015

Government changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in 2015 mean that teachers are paying more towards their pensions, working longer and receiving a smaller pension when they retire.

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Teacher recruitment and retention

As pupil numbers rise, the Government needs to address the crisis in recruitment and retention, in particular by offering professional levels of pay and by reducing workload.

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Early years education

Early Years Foundation Stage is a distinct phase of education, with specific values and approaches, not just a preparation for school.

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