Nottingham’s teachers, students and communities have come under attack from the ‘Office for Standards in Education’ (Ofsted) after inspectors swept into the city. According to Ofsted, the majority of the schools they inspected require some form of improvement. The consequences for such a claim are huge. Ofsted’s attacks come in the year that Nottingham City students achieved record GCSE results. The attacks are wholly unwarranted.
The Nottingham City NUT believe that rather than acting impartially, Ofsted has attacked our schools to pave the way for more ‘free schools’ and big academy chains. Far from being impartial, Ofsted is dancing to the tune of Michael Gove’s agenda.
Nottingham City NUT have organised a protest on Saturday 7 December from 12.30 pm at the Brian Clough statue in Nottingham Market Square to give students, parents and teachers the chance to show Gove that they believe in high quality education for all of our children, whatever community that they belong to and regardless of wealth.
Join the NUT protest to say:
“Hands Off Our Schools—Stand Up for Education!”