Six organisations campaigning for better schools have joined together to produce this statement of seven basic principles.
From the website. We are a national campaigning and information-sharing network led by disabled people. We campaign for all disabled learners to have the right to access and be supported in mainstream education. ALLFIE believes that the whole education experience should be inclusive of disabled learners, both inside and outside the classroom. Disabled and non-disabled learners learning together creates opportunities for the building of relationships and the creation of an inclusive society that welcomes everyone.
From the website. The state should not pay for any form of selection either in the schools it directly finances or through the private schools that it treats as charities. State financed schools should not be allowed to be their own admission authorities and should not be competing with each other for students but collaborating to serve them. We
- demand a re-establishment of local accountability of the school system through elected local authorities and elected stakeholder governance of schools.
- demand that all state schools be well-supported with resources, well-trained staff and through a new inspection system focused on providing critical support and encouragement
- demand that high standards be set nationally by bodies capable of combining the interests of subject professionals and other stakeholders.
- reject the hierarchical division of skills into academic and vocational subjects and affirm that well-educated children need both mental and practical skills.
- affirm that only a commitment to a cultured, skilled and inclusive society offers a way out of the recession that faces us and that most of us did not cause.
From the website. Our aim is a comprehensive secondary school system with fair admissions to all publicly funded schools and an end to selection by ability and aptitude.
From the website. For over 50 years FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education has been the pre-eminent focal point for topical and informed analysis – very often highly forthright and critical – of all aspects of United Kingdom government policy as it influences the education of children from primary through to higher education. FORUM vigorously campaigns for the universal provision of state-provided education, and seeks to identify and expose all attempts to overturn the gains of the past years. Every teacher, headteacher, administrator, parent, or governor should read this exciting publication.
From the website. ISCG provides practical advice, impartial and up-to-date information on independent appeals for both school admissions and exclusions and for all matters concerning school governance. We provide an Independent Appeals Service for admission appeals.