Montgomery Primary School Strike and Public Meeting


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Birmingham Against The Cuts

Montgomery Primary school is being forced to become an academy, a move which both teachers and parents are opposed to. In December, all staff went on strike, and were joined by parents on the picket line. They will be on strike again on the 25th January.

The following day, Parents at Montgoomery School have a public meeting:

Thursday 26th January 7.30pm-9pm

Community Hall, Sparkbrook Islamic Centre, Sydenham Road, Sparkbrook B11 1ND (Children welcome)


  • Roger Godsiff, Labour MP for Birmingham Hall Green
  • Kevin Courtney, deputy general secretary, NUT
  • Anne Brimacombe, national executive member, NASUWT
  • speakers from NAHT and GMB unions
  • speaker from ‘Parents at Montgomery school’ campaign
  • Richard Hatcher, Alliance Against Birmingham Academies

The government, supported by the headteacher and some of the governors, are planning to turn Montgomery primary school into an Academy owned and run by a private Academy chain. The school would no longer be…

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Hello World! Welcome to Gogwit’s Blog.
Full, as I am, of beer – both dark and light – and mulled cider (my God! I rate mulled cider, even when heated in a baby burco), I am now travelling home enjoying the pretty lights that Christmas offers me, eye candy, on my journey.
An interesting evening. On Twitter I have been in ‘correspondence’ with an individual under who’s skin I most obviously got. ‘Andyaj’ seems to have taken exception to my decision to strike on Wednesday 30 November and engaged in robust tweeting to this effect.

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