GMB victory as William Torbitt Primary School academy order is revoked
GMB welcome decision of Education Secretary to revoke academy order to turn William Torbitt Primary School in Redbridge into an academy
We look forward to continuing to work with parents, governors, councillors and the local community to inspire and improve learning for all, says GMB London
GMB have welcomed today’s (22 February) decision by Education Secretary Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, to revoke the academy order to turn William Torbitt Primary School in Redbrdige, into an academy.
Earlier this month GMB held a protest outside the school calling on Mr Hinds to retract his recommendation after the school received a ‘good’ rating in a recent Ofsted report. The protest was attended by Wes Streeting MP for Ilford North, GMB membership, NEU staff, and the local community. [See notes to editors for previous GMB press release]
Madeline Daley, GMB Redbridge Branch Secretary said:
“This is fantastic news for the GMB Redbridge Membership, children, and teachers. I would like to say thank you all for supporting the GMB in its quest for all schools to remain in Local Education Authority, in whatever part of the county you are in.
“Redbridge do not need any school to be an academy with the right support from Redbridge Education Department we can T.C.B (take care of business)
“We look forward to continuing to work with parents, governors, councillors and the local community to inspire and improve learning for all.
“I am so proud of the GMB membership in Redbridge.”
Contact: GMB London Press Office 07970 114762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
GMB protest at William Torbitt Primary school over academisation (8 February 2019)