Archive: Beccles Free School

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  • NUT: A clear majority of local people opposed Beccles Free School

    Commenting on the go-ahead given to the Beccles Free School in Suffolk, Christine Blower from the NUT argued that the majority of locals were in opposition, which calls into question Michael Gove's entire process.

  • Free school to open with just 37 pupils, says NUT

    Commenting on current pupil number figures for the Beccles Free School Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT, the largest teachers’ union, said:

  • NUT comment on Approved Free School Applications for 2014

    Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, comments on the announcement of 102 new free school applications approved for 2014 onwards by the Department for Education:

  • BHA: Another creationist Free School proposed for 2013

    A creationist Free School, Sheffield Christian Free School, has been proposed to open in 2013, and last week held a public meeting to gauge parent support. The British Humanist Association (BHA), which recently worked with other groups to launch a new campaign website, ‘Teach evolution, not creationism!’, has expressed concern at the continuing confidence of creationist groups in applying to open Free Schools, and disappointment that the Department for Education (DfE) hasn’t taken firmer steps to discourage such applications.

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