How Stevenage fought Future Academies

Posted in Class Struggle's blog on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 09:52,
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Interview with Jill Borcherds and Josh Lovell

In 2017-2018, the workers, students and community of Barclay School in Stevenage waged a major campaign to prevent takeover by Future Academies, who have leapt to wider attention recently as a result of the anti-racist rebellion by students at Pimlico Academy.

We have just republished a 2019 interview about the campaign with Jill Borcherds, who was a teacher and National Education Union rep at Barclay School, and Labour candidate for Stevenage in the 2019 general election; and Josh Lovell, a Labour councillor in the ward. Never published online before, it was originally printed in the Clarion pamphlet Abolish academies!, which can be purchased here.

Read the interview here.

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