|SALFORD COUNCIL CHALLENGED ON DUKESGATE ACADEMY SWITCH|
|Star date: 14th June 2012
A Salford Star Exclusive
LITTLE HULTON PRIMARY PARENTS AND STAFF CHALLENGE COUNCIL TO PUT DUKESGATE ACADEMY SWITCH TO THE VOTE AS ANOTHER 20 SALFORD SCHOOLS UNDER THREAT
Parents and staff from Dukesgate Primary School in Little Hulton called for the right to vote over the future of their school last night.
Parents questioned the speed of the switch to academy status and admitted confusion, while the NUT accused Salford Council of taking up to half a million pounds out of Salford schools’ budgets for the running of its Academy Trust, without the majority of councillors even knowing what’s been going on.
Parents and staff from Dukesgate voted unanimously to challenge Salford Council to put the academy change to a democratic vote.