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28 May '14

News Leave Cavell school alone | @guardianletters

We are writing on behalf of parents, staff and the local community to protest against the proposed academisation of Cavell primary and nursery school in Norwich. The interim executive board which made the request for academy status has not properly consulted us and do not speak for us. Cavell is no longer in special measures and is already improving rapidly as a community school. The justification for academies and free schools has always been localism, freedom from political interference and parental choice. We choose to retain our school's links with the local community and assert our democratic right to have a say in the way in which it is run. We therefore call on Michael Gove to withdraw the academy order for our school, remove the IEB, restore a proper governing body and allow the school leadership and staff to get on with teaching our children free from this unnecessary distraction.Bishop Peter Fox Vicar, St John the Baptist, Old LakenhamMike Smith Norfolk NUT division secretaryNick O'Brien Norfolk NUT, on behalf of members at CavellChris Herries Labour and Co-operative city councillor for LakenhamClive Lewis Labour prospective parliamentary candidateLucy De Osma Parent of two children at CavellTina Boulter Parent of two children at CavellDavid and Rachel Ward Parents of two children at CavellNick MellishAngela Pearce Continue reading...

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