Plans are now underway to form a MAT (Multi-Academy Trust) out of six Lewes schools without any formal parental consultation. Parents have set up a petition calling for teachers and parents of all registered pupils to be given a meaningful ballot over the proposal.
The Lewes Labour branch has voted unanimously against the academisation of Lewes schools and fully support the Lewes Parents campaign.
As of 4 Dec, 1.400 people have signed the Lewes Parents campaign petition to stop the proposal and to give parents and teachers a say in the future of Lewes Schools. They need 5k signatures with local postcodes before they can submit the petition to the county. Please sign the parents’ petition and make sure their voices are heard, this is not a done deal.