Parents fight academy plans for Springwood Community Primary School, Manningham

Parents of pupils at Springwood Community Primary School who are opposing plans to turn it into an academy. Far left, Ian Murch of the NUT and (left) Nick Weller, of Dixons

Councillor Ishtiaq Ahmed and Majid Tabassum discussing the plans to convert Springwood Primary School into an academy

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A Bradford primary school will likely be forced to become an academy by the Government, despite opposition from parents.

Springwood Community Primary School on Wood Street, Manningham, was put into special measures after Ofsted inspectors visited in December, and concluded: "The majority of pupils leave the school without the skills needed to succeed at secondary school."

Now, as part of a Department for Education policy, the school is set to be removed from Council control and turned into a self-governed academy because of its failings.

The Dixons Academy chain, which has several schools in Bradford, has announced it wants to take over the running of the school.

However a parents' group has vowed to fight the forced academisation, and say the school is already on the road to improvement. Terri Leighton took over as headteacher shortly after the inspection, along with an Interim Executive Board chosen by Bradford Council and the DfE.

When Ofsted inspectors carried out a follow up visit in April, they said: "The headteacher has made a very prompt start on addressing the school’s key priorities. She is tackling weaknesses robustly. Significant improvements have been made to the learning environment."

The parents' group believes she should be given more time to turn the school's fortunes around.

Majid Tabassum said: "The school is clearly making progress, we don't understand why the school is being forced to become an academy and what advantage it can have over what is happening already. I don't know what extra they can offer. Once a school becomes an academy it can't come back out."

He believes that they have "every chance" of getting the academy plans thrown out, and the group plans to meet with Bradford Council next week.

Nick Weller, executive principal of the Dixons chain, said they would start a consultation with parents about taking on the school at the start of the next school year. He pointed out that the chain had successfully take over the failing Bradford Moor Primary School, now Dixons Marchbank.

He said: "The Dixons Academies' focus is on improving standards and giving the children of Bradford a better education. The results from Dixons Marchbank have improved markedly across the all key stages in one year. We would like to be given the opportunity to do the same for the children of Springwood."

A meeting was held with parents on Thursday morning to discuss the changes. Bradford spokesman for the National Union of Teachers Ian Murch and local councillor Istiaq Ahmed had attempted to attend, but were prevented from doing so, being told it was for parents only. Cllr Ahmed said he was "flabbergasted" when he was not allowed in, adding: "The suspicion is a decision has already been made."

A DfE spokesman said: "We have consistently demonstrated that where we find failure we will not hesitate to take action. We believe that Academy status led by a strong sponsor is the best way of providing quick and sustainable improvement – with sponsored academies improving far faster than Council-run schools.”

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8:40am Mon 14 Jul 14

pcmanners says...

It is clearly the Governments intention that Education, like Health, should be run by private , profit making, companies. This is another welcome step along the way.
It is clearly the Governments intention that Education, like Health, should be run by private , profit making, companies. This is another welcome step along the way. pcmanners
  • Score: 12

8:44am Mon 14 Jul 14

piltdownman says...

I can understand the parents' opposition. With an Academy chain in charge there is less chance of Islamising the school. Good move.
I can understand the parents' opposition. With an Academy chain in charge there is less chance of Islamising the school. Good move. piltdownman
  • Score: -31

10:10am Mon 14 Jul 14

caringparent123 says...

My children went to that school...One of the worst in my opinion. Any complaints from us parents were simply ignored and if a concern was raised about the quality of their teachings or against a teacher, they quickly closed ranks and simply made the parent look like a baddy.

In the final year, my daughter was told she was at level 5 for her maths and English, yet when she went to a secondary school and was tested, she was a level 3 and could hardly spell or do her maths properly.

I say good on Bradford Council as this is a very poor performing school. They need to get rid of most of the staff and bring in new teachers who don't simply work for a salary, but actually show care for kids.
My children went to that school...One of the worst in my opinion. Any complaints from us parents were simply ignored and if a concern was raised about the quality of their teachings or against a teacher, they quickly closed ranks and simply made the parent look like a baddy. In the final year, my daughter was told she was at level 5 for her maths and English, yet when she went to a secondary school and was tested, she was a level 3 and could hardly spell or do her maths properly. I say good on Bradford Council as this is a very poor performing school. They need to get rid of most of the staff and bring in new teachers who don't simply work for a salary, but actually show care for kids. caringparent123
  • Score: 36

10:12am Mon 14 Jul 14

eccythump says...

Their children are struggling in school. Perhaps if they made more of an effort, to speak and teach English at home, they would have a better start in our education system.
Their children are struggling in school. Perhaps if they made more of an effort, to speak and teach English at home, they would have a better start in our education system. eccythump
  • Score: 16

10:55am Mon 14 Jul 14

Steave says...

I think the real fear isn't Islamising the school, that's just something we like to hide behide and use as a shield to throw our narrow minded comments.

Are people actually aware of the financial corruption that goes on in academies? All you have to do is type in "academy financial corruption" in Google and see what comes up.

My opinion is there has to be some serious level of accountability and with an academy there is none.

Academies are even exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. Why? What have they got to hide?

I will end with this have alook at how many schools are resisting acdaimisation and why before commenting that way you will see what's really going on here
I am in agreement with parents trying to stop academisation. More parents should take such an active interest in their children's education and future.
I think the real fear isn't Islamising the school, that's just something we like to hide behide and use as a shield to throw our narrow minded comments. Are people actually aware of the financial corruption that goes on in academies? All you have to do is type in "academy financial corruption" in Google and see what comes up. My opinion is there has to be some serious level of accountability and with an academy there is none. Academies are even exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. Why? What have they got to hide? I will end with this have alook at how many schools are resisting acdaimisation and why before commenting that way you will see what's really going on here I am in agreement with parents trying to stop academisation. More parents should take such an active interest in their children's education and future. Steave
  • Score: 26

11:20am Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion. says...

Steave wrote:
I think the real fear isn't Islamising the school, that's just something we like to hide behide and use as a shield to throw our narrow minded comments.

Are people actually aware of the financial corruption that goes on in academies? All you have to do is type in "academy financial corruption" in Google and see what comes up.

My opinion is there has to be some serious level of accountability and with an academy there is none.

Academies are even exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. Why? What have they got to hide?

I will end with this have alook at how many schools are resisting acdaimisation and why before commenting that way you will see what's really going on here
I am in agreement with parents trying to stop academisation. More parents should take such an active interest in their children's education and future.
I think Islamising any school is a real fear. Academies are subject to action if there is corruption taking place, look at Kings.
[quote][p][bold]Steave[/bold] wrote: I think the real fear isn't Islamising the school, that's just something we like to hide behide and use as a shield to throw our narrow minded comments. Are people actually aware of the financial corruption that goes on in academies? All you have to do is type in "academy financial corruption" in Google and see what comes up. My opinion is there has to be some serious level of accountability and with an academy there is none. Academies are even exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. Why? What have they got to hide? I will end with this have alook at how many schools are resisting acdaimisation and why before commenting that way you will see what's really going on here I am in agreement with parents trying to stop academisation. More parents should take such an active interest in their children's education and future.[/p][/quote]I think Islamising any school is a real fear. Academies are subject to action if there is corruption taking place, look at Kings. Albion.
  • Score: 1

12:13pm Mon 14 Jul 14

TheCityofBradford says...

Couldn't agree enough with Steave and Albion, just yesterday The Guardian newspaper printed an article (http://www.theguard
ian.com/education/20
14/jul/12/academy-le
tter-parents-2m-frau
d) of an academy chain the head of which is now under investigation for a staggering £2million fraud. The pure lack of accountability and the secrecy with which academy chains operate makes it a mockery and our children's future life chances being destroyed in the process because of fat-cats running these chains within commercial ethos while quality education is seen as a secondary consideration.

It seems that the issues Springwood parents are grappling with are; they are asking for transparency, accountability and to make educational attainment of their children the priority.

Why is that so wrong in the 21st century?
Couldn't agree enough with Steave and Albion, just yesterday The Guardian newspaper printed an article (http://www.theguard ian.com/education/20 14/jul/12/academy-le tter-parents-2m-frau d) of an academy chain the head of which is now under investigation for a staggering £2million fraud. The pure lack of accountability and the secrecy with which academy chains operate makes it a mockery and our children's future life chances being destroyed in the process because of fat-cats running these chains within commercial ethos while quality education is seen as a secondary consideration. It seems that the issues Springwood parents are grappling with are; they are asking for transparency, accountability and to make educational attainment of their children the priority. Why is that so wrong in the 21st century? TheCityofBradford
  • Score: 13

12:20pm Mon 14 Jul 14

OLDLAD says...

If the school is now making improvement since the inspection why didn't it know it needed to beforehand? If the secondary school noticed short comings of new pupils why didn't the raise concerns? What is really going on at our schools?
If the school is now making improvement since the inspection why didn't it know it needed to beforehand? If the secondary school noticed short comings of new pupils why didn't the raise concerns? What is really going on at our schools? OLDLAD
  • Score: 11

12:21pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion. says...

TheCityofBradford wrote:
Couldn't agree enough with Steave and Albion, just yesterday The Guardian newspaper printed an article (http://www.theguard

ian.com/education/20

14/jul/12/academy-le

tter-parents-2m-frau

d) of an academy chain the head of which is now under investigation for a staggering £2million fraud. The pure lack of accountability and the secrecy with which academy chains operate makes it a mockery and our children's future life chances being destroyed in the process because of fat-cats running these chains within commercial ethos while quality education is seen as a secondary consideration.

It seems that the issues Springwood parents are grappling with are; they are asking for transparency, accountability and to make educational attainment of their children the priority.

Why is that so wrong in the 21st century?
It isn't but they have probably stood by and said or done nothing when the school was failing.
[quote][p][bold]TheCityofBradford[/bold] wrote: Couldn't agree enough with Steave and Albion, just yesterday The Guardian newspaper printed an article (http://www.theguard ian.com/education/20 14/jul/12/academy-le tter-parents-2m-frau d) of an academy chain the head of which is now under investigation for a staggering £2million fraud. The pure lack of accountability and the secrecy with which academy chains operate makes it a mockery and our children's future life chances being destroyed in the process because of fat-cats running these chains within commercial ethos while quality education is seen as a secondary consideration. It seems that the issues Springwood parents are grappling with are; they are asking for transparency, accountability and to make educational attainment of their children the priority. Why is that so wrong in the 21st century?[/p][/quote]It isn't but they have probably stood by and said or done nothing when the school was failing. Albion.
  • Score: 5

12:52pm Mon 14 Jul 14

bradford88 says...

They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol bradford88
  • Score: 18

1:03pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion. says...

bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.
[quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths. Albion.
  • Score: 1

1:17pm Mon 14 Jul 14

bradford88 says...

Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.
I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.[/p][/quote]I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours. bradford88
  • Score: 32

1:39pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Robin of Loxley says...

bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I'm just wondering if you're the proud keeper of a Muslamic ray gun ?
[quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I'm just wondering if you're the proud keeper of a Muslamic ray gun ? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 5

1:48pm Mon 14 Jul 14

bradford88 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I'm just wondering if you're the proud keeper of a Muslamic ray gun ?
Hahah lmao oh yes i have a muslamic ray gun under my bed to use when the iraqi muslamic sharia law comes in to effect. Everyone arm yourself with a muslamic ray gun because we want britian to be back british again.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I'm just wondering if you're the proud keeper of a Muslamic ray gun ?[/p][/quote]Hahah lmao oh yes i have a muslamic ray gun under my bed to use when the iraqi muslamic sharia law comes in to effect. Everyone arm yourself with a muslamic ray gun because we want britian to be back british again. bradford88
  • Score: 9

2:00pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Baildon Bystander says...

It's vital that if the parents want to keep some control over how the school is governed then they need to fight off the attempt to privatise it, which is what a take over from the Dixon Academy chain would mean. They would cease to have any effective 'say' in the running of the school and the Governing body would be replaced by a load of 'clones' who have no interest in ensuring the children get an excellent education, just that the chain makes a profit. Good luck with the campaign.
It's vital that if the parents want to keep some control over how the school is governed then they need to fight off the attempt to privatise it, which is what a take over from the Dixon Academy chain would mean. They would cease to have any effective 'say' in the running of the school and the Governing body would be replaced by a load of 'clones' who have no interest in ensuring the children get an excellent education, just that the chain makes a profit. Good luck with the campaign. Baildon Bystander
  • Score: 6

2:58pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion. says...

bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.
I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.
Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out
[quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.[/p][/quote]I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.[/p][/quote]Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out Albion.
  • Score: -9

3:23pm Mon 14 Jul 14

bradford88 says...

Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.
I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.
Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out
Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.[/p][/quote]I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.[/p][/quote]Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out[/p][/quote]Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising bradford88
  • Score: 1

3:28pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Andy2010 says...

Baildon Bystander wrote:
It's vital that if the parents want to keep some control over how the school is governed then they need to fight off the attempt to privatise it, which is what a take over from the Dixon Academy chain would mean. They would cease to have any effective 'say' in the running of the school and the Governing body would be replaced by a load of 'clones' who have no interest in ensuring the children get an excellent education, just that the chain makes a profit. Good luck with the campaign.
What rubbish

Care to explain why Dixon's schools are outperforming the rest of the schools then?
[quote][p][bold]Baildon Bystander[/bold] wrote: It's vital that if the parents want to keep some control over how the school is governed then they need to fight off the attempt to privatise it, which is what a take over from the Dixon Academy chain would mean. They would cease to have any effective 'say' in the running of the school and the Governing body would be replaced by a load of 'clones' who have no interest in ensuring the children get an excellent education, just that the chain makes a profit. Good luck with the campaign.[/p][/quote]What rubbish Care to explain why Dixon's schools are outperforming the rest of the schools then? Andy2010
  • Score: 16

3:49pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Steave says...

Well put Baildon bystander.
I totally agree with you.

The aggression Dixons is showing in forcing Springwood fits well with their plan to acquire 11 academy's by 2015, regardless whether the schools are improving on their own.

So how can they improve a school that's already improving without them I ask you?
Well put Baildon bystander. I totally agree with you. The aggression Dixons is showing in forcing Springwood fits well with their plan to acquire 11 academy's by 2015, regardless whether the schools are improving on their own. So how can they improve a school that's already improving without them I ask you? Steave
  • Score: -9

4:12pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion. says...

bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.
I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.
Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out
Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising
Islamising schools is a fear nationally, hence all the recent inspections. It was actually a reply to a post that already mentioned it. I didn't mention it in the post that you replied to. I did mention also that I think all religions should be kept out of schools, either in running them or as a part of the syllabus.
[quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.[/p][/quote]I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.[/p][/quote]Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out[/p][/quote]Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising[/p][/quote]Islamising schools is a fear nationally, hence all the recent inspections. It was actually a reply to a post that already mentioned it. I didn't mention it in the post that you replied to. I did mention also that I think all religions should be kept out of schools, either in running them or as a part of the syllabus. Albion.
  • Score: 16

4:17pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Steave says...

Andy 2010 wrote

What rubbish
Care to explain why Dixon's schools are outperforming the rest of the schools then?


Andy2010

Have u heard of selective intake ? Are u aware of this key factor the exam crap that you have to go through to get in
Let me ask you do the lesser not so bright children not deserve a fair education?

This is one if the prime reasons they have shown some improvements but only in secondary schools
As for March bank primary which was converted in January
Into dixons
They are really struggling , my point is just because you think you are doing well in secondary what guarantee can you give you will do the same in primary it's a whole different approach
And anything short of a a guarantee will not do justice to a child's education
Andy 2010 wrote What rubbish Care to explain why Dixon's schools are outperforming the rest of the schools then? Andy2010 Have u heard of selective intake ? Are u aware of this key factor the exam crap that you have to go through to get in Let me ask you do the lesser not so bright children not deserve a fair education? This is one if the prime reasons they have shown some improvements but only in secondary schools As for March bank primary which was converted in January Into dixons They are really struggling , my point is just because you think you are doing well in secondary what guarantee can you give you will do the same in primary it's a whole different approach And anything short of a a guarantee will not do justice to a child's education Steave
  • Score: -12

4:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Steave says...

Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.
I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.
Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out
Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising
Islamising schools is a fear nationally, hence all the recent inspections. It was actually a reply to a post that already mentioned it. I didn't mention it in the post that you replied to. I did mention also that I think all religions should be kept out of schools, either in running them or as a part of the syllabus.
I'm not sure if you have seen this
Please publicise this widely @cathynewman: Exclusive: #Dispatches finds network of illegal schools. 1000 Jewish boys taught only 1 subject: religion. Undercover tonight at 8 @Channel4

This is circulating the media at the moment (copy and pasted)

This is why I agree with you keep religion out of schools

Even more reason to have accountability available at a short notice

Which you won't get in an academy !
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.[/p][/quote]I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.[/p][/quote]Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out[/p][/quote]Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising[/p][/quote]Islamising schools is a fear nationally, hence all the recent inspections. It was actually a reply to a post that already mentioned it. I didn't mention it in the post that you replied to. I did mention also that I think all religions should be kept out of schools, either in running them or as a part of the syllabus.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure if you have seen this Please publicise this widely @cathynewman: Exclusive: #Dispatches finds network of illegal schools. 1000 Jewish boys taught only 1 subject: religion. Undercover tonight at 8 @Channel4 This is circulating the media at the moment (copy and pasted) This is why I agree with you keep religion out of schools Even more reason to have accountability available at a short notice Which you won't get in an academy ! Steave
  • Score: -9

4:41pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Steave says...

How much brokers earn:

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/politics
/10014723/Tax-questi
ons-for-Michael-Gove
s-1000-a-day-adviser
s.html


General info against academies:

http://antiacademies
.org.uk/

The truth is we are too lazy to even look at the truth until it's too late
How much brokers earn: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/politics /10014723/Tax-questi ons-for-Michael-Gove s-1000-a-day-adviser s.html General info against academies: http://antiacademies .org.uk/ The truth is we are too lazy to even look at the truth until it's too late Steave
  • Score: -12

6:03pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Steave wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bradford88 wrote:
They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol
I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.
I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.
Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out
Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising
Islamising schools is a fear nationally, hence all the recent inspections. It was actually a reply to a post that already mentioned it. I didn't mention it in the post that you replied to. I did mention also that I think all religions should be kept out of schools, either in running them or as a part of the syllabus.
I'm not sure if you have seen this
Please publicise this widely @cathynewman: Exclusive: #Dispatches finds network of illegal schools. 1000 Jewish boys taught only 1 subject: religion. Undercover tonight at 8 @Channel4

This is circulating the media at the moment (copy and pasted)

This is why I agree with you keep religion out of schools

Even more reason to have accountability available at a short notice

Which you won't get in an academy !
Also in the same program

" Separately, Ofsted has launched emergency inspections of three Muslim schools in Blackburn after Dispatches filmed staff at one of them branding clapping as “Satanic.”

In undercover footage taken in the staffroom, teaching assistants at the Olive Primary School also say that music in school should be banned as “un-Islamic,” that the wearing of ties is forbidden as they could turn into serpents on the Day of Judgment, and that gay people should be “stoned to death.” "

Make sure you present a balanced view, and not just the side that most suits you!
[quote][p][bold]Steave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: They should christianising the school instead of islamising or they should jewising, hinduising, sikhising it instead. These muslamic people are making there sharia laws on our country, we want britian to be back british lol[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer that religion is kept out of education. You can teach good citizenship without the aid/hindrance of any of the faiths.[/p][/quote]I was being sarcastic just incae you didnt realise, thats just the typical BS people would say about muslims. Most muslims dont want religion in schools thats why they go to mosque after school and most muslims dont want sharia law. There may be a few nut jobs who do but the hell with them. Just to let you know muslims are human they have a pair of hands and a pair of legs they also come in all shapes, sizes and skin colours.[/p][/quote]Did I mention Muslims or is that your paranoia creeping out[/p][/quote]Well you mention a fear of islamising schools in one of your comments and from what i understand you were refering to muslims islamising[/p][/quote]Islamising schools is a fear nationally, hence all the recent inspections. It was actually a reply to a post that already mentioned it. I didn't mention it in the post that you replied to. I did mention also that I think all religions should be kept out of schools, either in running them or as a part of the syllabus.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure if you have seen this Please publicise this widely @cathynewman: Exclusive: #Dispatches finds network of illegal schools. 1000 Jewish boys taught only 1 subject: religion. Undercover tonight at 8 @Channel4 This is circulating the media at the moment (copy and pasted) This is why I agree with you keep religion out of schools Even more reason to have accountability available at a short notice Which you won't get in an academy ![/p][/quote]Also in the same program " Separately, Ofsted has launched emergency inspections of three Muslim schools in Blackburn after Dispatches filmed staff at one of them branding clapping as “Satanic.” In undercover footage taken in the staffroom, teaching assistants at the Olive Primary School also say that music in school should be banned as “un-Islamic,” that the wearing of ties is forbidden as they could turn into serpents on the Day of Judgment, and that gay people should be “stoned to death.” " Make sure you present a balanced view, and not just the side that most suits you! Bone_idle18
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Foreigner1234 says...

Do you mean parents or dads? There are only fathers shown in the picture and only fathers quoted in the article. Why is that?
Do you mean parents or dads? There are only fathers shown in the picture and only fathers quoted in the article. Why is that? Foreigner1234
  • Score: 2

10:52pm Mon 14 Jul 14

jender says...

What a scruffy, sorry looking lot they are in that picture. No wonder the kids are failing at the school when the parents dress like paupers from the third world!

Also where are the women protesters in that school? All the women seem to be missing from the group of protesters. I wonder why?

Take it out of their grubby looking hands now because if they can't even be bothered to dress correctly then they will not bother to try educate their offspring in the basics needed to get them ready for primary school.
What a scruffy, sorry looking lot they are in that picture. No wonder the kids are failing at the school when the parents dress like paupers from the third world! Also where are the women protesters in that school? All the women seem to be missing from the group of protesters. I wonder why? Take it out of their grubby looking hands now because if they can't even be bothered to dress correctly then they will not bother to try educate their offspring in the basics needed to get them ready for primary school. jender
  • Score: -2

2:05am Tue 15 Jul 14

Steave says...

A well balanced view is important and if I Have come across as anything but that ,then let me clarify by agreeing with your comment bone_idle18

We have read about king's science academy failings in the papers
But did you know dixons is taking over it
Well you might say what's wrong with that , nick weller the man in charge of dixons is married to an asian Muslim teacher from that academy ??? What!!! Well how long do you want to roll that dice ??? How much do we want to uncover ???
I agree where are the women in the photo begs the question
Hmm I wonder if they would sell as many papers if they were in the photo and if the men all came clean shaven with suites would that then be sociably acceptable to some

The moment we stop placing negative energy on to each other and start placing that focus on to the truth about academy's and the DFE
Guaranteed parents will unite for the common cause (children education)



At the this time and moment the wool is truly over our eyes
A well balanced view is important and if I Have come across as anything but that ,then let me clarify by agreeing with your comment bone_idle18 We have read about king's science academy failings in the papers But did you know dixons is taking over it Well you might say what's wrong with that , nick weller the man in charge of dixons is married to an asian Muslim teacher from that academy ??? What!!! Well how long do you want to roll that dice ??? How much do we want to uncover ??? I agree where are the women in the photo begs the question Hmm I wonder if they would sell as many papers if they were in the photo and if the men all came clean shaven with suites would that then be sociably acceptable to some The moment we stop placing negative energy on to each other and start placing that focus on to the truth about academy's and the DFE Guaranteed parents will unite for the common cause (children education) At the this time and moment the wool is truly over our eyes Steave
  • Score: -1

2:25am Tue 15 Jul 14

Adam_h says...

I Feel that Fran Warden should be held responsible for the school going into special measures also her pension should be taken away from her and invested into our children's learning.
I Feel that Fran Warden should be held responsible for the school going into special measures also her pension should be taken away from her and invested into our children's learning. Adam_h
  • Score: 4

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