Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Hertfordshire academy trust poised to take over a struggling secondary school did not buckle under the pressure, but was instead sidelined before a big-hitter from The City was appointed.

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Stephen McPartland Department for Education Herts County Council Barclay School Stevenage
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ownership of a multi-million pound piece of public art at Stevenage's newly-named Barclay Academy will be retained by Herts County Council, even though the school now belongs to a private sponsor.

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Herts County Council Barclay School Stevenage
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A campaign to stop the forced takeover of a secondary school has failed, with the academy trust now in control saying it will "strive to build on the school's own DNA to improve outcomes for all students".

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Stevenage Borough Council Barclay School Stevenage
Friday, February 1, 2019

Stevenage Borough Council voted unanimously to support the call on the Secretary of State for Education to respond to the Barclay School petition against its academisation.

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Sharon Taylor Stevenage Borough Council Barclay School Stevenage
Monday, January 28, 2019

People campaigning against the forced takeover of a Stevenage school by an academy trust took part in a protest march on Saturday, before attending a rally.

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Herts County Council Stevenage Barclay School
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Campaigners protesting against the forced takeover of a secondary school by an academy trust will march through the streets of Stevenage on Saturday.

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Barclay School Stevenage
Friday, January 18, 2019

Films made by students from schools across Stevenage about the impact of knife crime were unveiled and judged at a red carpet screening yesterday.

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Barnwell School Herts police Barclay School Thomas Alleyne Academy Marriotts School Stevenage
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Barclay School's governing body has responsed to comments from the Future Academies Trust about its planned takeover of the Stevenage school - saying the FAT "could have responded to questions from staff at any time".

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Department for Education Barclay School Stevenage
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

As teachers at The Barclay School in Stevenage prepare to take strike action tomorrow (Wednesday), professional golfer Ian Poulter has joined the campaign to stop the imminent takeover over of the school by an academy trust.

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Barclay School
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Stevenage school dedicated a day to supporting their students' mental health on Friday.

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Barclay School Stevenage
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Teachers will take strike action for a second time over the imminent takeover of a school by an academy trust.

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Stevenage Barclay School
Friday, January 11, 2019

Stevenage's Bunyan Baptist Church was packed out on Wednesday night as the community met to discuss The Barclay School's impending academisation.

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Stephen McPartland Barclay School
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Barclay School's NEU union representative and the county councillor for the area have hit back at claims from the Stevenage MP that concern surrounding the secondary school becoming an academy is down to "silly scaremongering".

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Stephen McPartland Department for Education Barclay School Stevenage
Monday, December 31, 2018

Staff at Stevenage's Barclay School have been told their employment will transfer to Future Academies on February 1 - with an education union spokesman describing the timing of the announcement as "scandalous".

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Department for Education Barclay School Herts County Council Stevenage
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A petition signed by more than 1,500 people calling for a stop to plans to force a secondary school to become an academy has been delivered to the Department for Education.

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Herts County Council Barclay School London
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Strike action will be taken by teaching staff at a Stevenage secondary school "to defend it from a hostile takeover" by a multi-academy trust.

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Department for Education Barclay School Herts County Council Stevenage
Thursday, November 29, 2018

A petition to try to stop a Stevenage secondary school being taken over by a multi-academy trust has so far been signed by more than 750 people.

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Herts County Council Department for Education Barclay School Facebook
Friday, November 23, 2018

A campaign group and petition have been launched in a bid to stop a Stevenage secondary school being taken over by a multi-academy trust.

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Herts County Council Department for Education Barclay School Facebook
Thursday, November 1, 2018

A secondary school which has been steadily improving since being placed in special measures is now facing "worrying plans" of being taken over by a multi-academy trust.

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Barclay School Department for Education Department for Education Stevenage
Thursday, October 18, 2018

A charity set up in memory of a young doctor killed by Taliban while delivering aid in Afghanistan is in need of more support to keep going, the victim's mum has told the Comet.

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Barclay School
Thursday, August 30, 2018

A well-known community figure has had her head shaved and raised more than £7,500 for charity.

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Barclay School Stevenage Pirton
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In memory of his father, Callum Rowe and his friend Sam Harte will set off on an epic cycling challenge next week.

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Barclay School Old Town Biggleswade Stevenage Paris
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A teenager who was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of one has completed a triathlon and raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

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Barclay School Stevenage
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Barclay School in Stevenage will be hosting a Colour Clash Glow event in aid of Garden House Hospice Care.

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Barclay School Stevenage Letchworth Garden House Hospice Care Stevenage Letchworth
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The brother of an aid worker shot dead by Taliban while in Afghanistan has finally completed the Three Peaks Challenge in her memory, having been forced to abandon last year's attempt after climbing two of the mountains.

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Barclay School United Kingdom Wales Scotland
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn was in Stevenage today - and in a one-on-one interview with the Comet, he gave his views on a range of issues affecting our area.

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