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Topical Questions

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Sam Tarry Sam Tarry Labour, Ilford South

Last week, one of my local schools in Ilford South had to strike against forced academisation. Will the Minister consider writing to the Catholic diocese of Brentwood and asking it to consider this unwarranted intervention, which does not have the support of the parents or the teachers at that school? Already this year there has been a mass exodus of staff from the teaching profession because of the threat of forced academisation—not just in Ilford, but across the country.