As far as I can see there is no time to waste. Now is the time to fight. If we don't hit back hard now, we will be culpable in the destruction of our state education system. We owe it to generations past, present and future to fight to protect it.
So what can we do?
1. The NUT needs to be talking to the NASUWT and the ATL and agreeing in principle that the unions will work together and support joint strike action in ANY school where forced academisation is proposed.
2. Union groups in schools likely to be affected should be calling joint union meetings NOW and taking indicative ballots for strike action in the event that forced academisation is proposed.
3. The NUT should work with the Anti-Academies Alliance to fast-track a public inquiry into the performance of academies.
4. We have to be working towards announcing a calendar of national strike action, starting later this year and coordinated where possible with other unions.
Please share if you agree.