Tuesday 3 May 2011

Save Tidemill School campaign calls for mass picket

On Wednesday 4th May, the governors of Tidemill School will be voting on a new proposal to give one of Deptford's most successful junior schools 'academy' status. Many local people, parents, teachers and residents feel that this is an unnecessary move that will be detrimental to the school's students, and will have a negative impact on the wider community of Deptford.

The original proposal was withdrawn after it turned out that the school had underestimated the additional funds it would need to find in order to maintain its services.

Campaigners are calling for a mass picket of the governors' meeting which takes place at Tidemill School tomorrow between 5.30 and 7.30pm. Leila Galloway cautions: "Remember, the chair of governors Keith Geary has already said: 'if it (the school / governing body) is split we’re not going for it'. But we don’t believe him! This Wednesday the governors are voting for a new academy application which can be put through with just one vote."

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