Action points from Public Meeting

At the end of Wednesday’s packed SAiL meeting at the St.Mary’s Centre, we read out a summary of suggested actions. Here they are:

  1. To encourage each school to develop its own campaigning group of parents/staff/students – and for a rep from each group to meet together as the SAiL commitee to plan the overall campaign.
  2. Students from across the schools are planning their own activities and are building links across the 3 Federation schools.
  3. Volunteers are needed to leaflet on school gates so that we can reach parents and answer the misinformation from the Federation.
  4. Volunteers are also needed for leafleting stations to get our message out about the wider threat to education in Lewisham too.
  5. We will also run street stalls targeted to meet parents – e.g on the Honor Oak estate.
  6. We’ll be turning the longer reply to the Working Party into shorter snappier leaflets to explain our arguments.
  7. A poster for home and shop windows is being produced so that we can show the strength of  opposition across the community.
  8. Similarly, campaign badges to wear.
  9. Parents will be lobbying councillors to insist that they back the call for a parental ballot – like Brighton Council did over Hove Park.
  10. We will launch an online petition, also asking for a full parental ballot over whether or not to support the academy plans.
  11. We will be setting up a SAiL campaign website to go alongside the facebook page as a source of information.
  12. We are looking for volunteeers who can help put together a campaign video for the website, youtube, social media.
  13. Thursday 5th March , ask SAiL supporters to stand with NUT/NASUWT/GMB staff on the picket lines from 7.30 am – and bring your own banners and placards to add to union ones.
  14. After the planned cafe breakfast meetings, join a delegation to go up to Mansion House for a photo-shoot and protest outside the Leathersellers Comapny headquarters in the City of London.
  15. If the Council/Governors refuse to support a parental ballot, consider if there are ways of organising one ourselves.
  16. Make plans for a march to defend education – just as the community did to defend the NHS in Lewisham.

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