Yesterday evening, after a 3.5 hour debate, the Featherstone High School governing body voted by a considerable majority to go Academy. This took place in the face of a huge campaign by all the Southall Labour councillors and the NUT to persuade them otherwise.
Between them the local MP, Virendra Sharma, his researcher and council leader Julian Bell and all of the Southall councillors have shown themselves to be stubbornly old Labour. In running with the SWP dominated NUT they have shown themselves yet again to be pro-producer and anti-resident/parent/pupil/consumer. Congratulations to the Featherstone governors for standing up for their school and their community.