Parents and school workers at John Roan School are continuing to show the way to resist forced academisation. The school in Greenwich, south east London, is threatened with forced academisation after a poor Ofsted report.
A vibrant community campaign, backed up with a significant number of strikes has brought support from local politicians and media attention.
This week the National Education Union (NEU) held their eighth strike day. This was reported by the Guardian and Angela Rayner, shadow minister for education, tweeted her support, stating that Labour would end forced academisation. Her tweet was retweeted by Jeremy Corbyn. Labour should end all academisations forced or otherwise and take all schools back under local authority auspices.
The NEU at John Roan have announced further strike dates: 22, 27 and 29 November.