Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Croydon Save our Schools petition


Press Release:


Croydon Save Our Schools have started a petition (1) calling for a delay in signing of the funding agreements with Harris Federation and Oasis Trust until a review of Croydon Council’s tactics in circumventing opposition to the plans have been investigated.

Commenting on the petition, Shasha Khan said:

“Many campaigners and interested parties feel that Croydon Council has rushed through the Secondary Schools Review without proper consultation. In their eagerness to deliver two new academies in September, the council has sidestepped the concerns of those who will be affected by the changes.

“Moreover, we are now in May and still the statutory process is still ongoing. I am sure even the sponsors would like more opportunities to address the concerns of interested parties and actual time to plan for the new school year, in September. Timetabling, staffing and other administrative issues should not be rushed because ultimately it’s the education of the children that will be affected."

Provided there are 500 signatures or more on the petition, it will be passed to officials who work for the Prime Minister in Downing Street, or sent to the relevant Government department for a response.


(1) http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/croydonschools/

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