Teachers to march on Westminster to protest against forced academies

Teachers will descend on Westminster to march in protest against the Government’s plans to force all state schools to become academies.

Members of the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers said they would stage the demonstration outside the Department of Education on Wednesday.

Mary Bousted, general secretary for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: ÔÇťAgainst all logic, and evidence, the Government is promoting its ideology to fragment the education system.