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kit messenger manorfield burgess hillVideo: Manor Field Headteacher Kit Messenger Talks To The BBC About Her Resignation

20th April 2016
by Peter Chapman

Following Monday's announcement that Manor Field Headteacher Kit Messenger is to leave the profession after 23 years, the national media picked up on the story due to Ms Messengers criticism of the government's plans for education.

The Mirror Newspaper, ITV and the BBC all gave the resignation coverage.

Meanwhile, visitor numbers to Burgess Hill Uncovered hit a record high as various people in education and anti-academy campaigners spread our original story across Twitter on Monday evening. Much anger was aimed at Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Over 150 comments have been left across our network, with the story being shared a whopping 547 times on Facebook.


Video: Kit Messenger Speaks To BBC South East




Department For Education Release A Statement:


Our reforms are raising standards and thanks to the hard work of teachers there are a record number of children in good or outstanding schools - 1.4 million more since 2010.

We want that trend to continue which is why the proposals in our White Paper will put power back in the hands of the teachers and school leaders who know their pupils best, alongside new measures to more swiftly tackle failing and coasting schools. Our reforms have given teachers the freedom to innovate and develop exciting lessons that inspire pupils.

We know mastering the basics of literacy and numeracy at primary school has a huge impact on how well children do at GCSE, which is why we are determined to raise standards.

We have updated the Key Stage 2 tests to reflect our new, more rigorous curriculum which will help every child fulfil their potential regardless of their circumstances.

Tests help teachers identify and provide the support pupils need as well as giving parents a picture of how their child is doing.

– DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION

Read More: If you want to know about why Academies are bad for education, then read this story from The Canary, it's very revealing: http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/16/government-announces-decision-privatise-state-schools-england/

Spread the word. Kit Messenger speaks to the BBC on her resignation.

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Kit's resignation is helping to spread awareness of what the Government are doing to primary education, but will it ultimately force them to change their plans?

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