GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region represents over 14'000
members employed in schools and the recent move by the Tory-Lib Coalition Government to encourage all "Outstanding"
schools to convert to Academy Status is a direct threat to our members pay, pensions and terms and conditions of employment.
GMB is opposed to Academies in principal and will support members, parents, Governors and local communities in their
campaigns to prevent their school being taken out of the state system.
The government published the list of schools
outstanding and non-outstanding that have registered an interest in Academy Status.
List of Outstanding Schools that have registered an interest
List of Not-Outstanding Schools that have registered an interest
List of Academy Status Schools passed motions at their Governing Body to commence the conversion
We have also recently been advised a list of 24 schools
that have passed resolutions at their Governing Body to proceed with Academy
conversion - so it is important that GMB acts quickly to ensure that we maximise the opportunities to protect our existing
members pay, pensions, terms and conditions of employment and ensure that we retain recognition in case the school converts
to an Academy.
GMB is committed to being pro-active in supporting members in taking
this campaign to the Head Teacher and Governing Bodies in order to protect them and their conditions of employement. We encourage
everyone to get involved to support schools and their workforces in your local community.