Education Secretary’s “totalitarian behaviour…is a disgrace to democracy”

Here is the text of an open letter to the Prime Minister, from the people who organised the recent petition against Michael Gove’s attempt to force Calder High to become a Sponsored Academy. The letter draws the Prime Minister’s attention to the Education Department’s “totalitarian behaviour”, which the letter writers explain is “a disgrace to democracy.” The petition, signed by 345 local people, has been sent to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove.
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Petition Education Secretary to WITHDRAW decision to impose Sponsored Academy status on Calder High School

You can download and print out a Petition regarding Calder High. (Use back button to return to this page once you’ve downloaded the Petition).  Guidance on printing out, filling in and returning the petition to the organiser is at the end of this post.

Or you can email the petition organiser for more information and/or to ask her to send you a copy of the petition.

The Petition invites signatures from Calder High School parents, staff and students, and local residents within the school’s catchment area which is from Halifax to Todmorden, before the deadline of 18th February. This will allow time to get it to Gove before the sponsor matching process is finished.
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