Campaigners in Lewisham, south London, are organising to prevent a planned super-trust involving Deptford Green and Addeys and Standhope schools, Crossways Sixth Form and Goldsmiths University. The plans have gone out to initial consultation, ending 21 July, with a view to a fuller consultation in September.
Campaigners have held a well-attended public meeting and are leafleting outside schools. They oppose the Trust plan because it could involve private “partners” in the running of schools. The Trust would become the employer of teachers, not the council, and could set its own admissions arrangements.
The campaign is supported by Lewisham ATL, NASUWT, NUT, GMB, Unison, Goldsmiths UCU, Goldsmiths students union, Defend Education in Lewisham, and Hands off Lewisham Bridge.