Union talks following news about academy

THe deputy general secretary of the National Teachers’ Union visited Kimberley this week to talk to staff about plans to turn the town’s school into an academy.

Kevin Courtney visited The Kimberley School to talk to union members about balloting for industrial action following the news that governors had opted for academy status earlier this month.

NUT regional officer Nick Raine said several teachers had joined the union since the news was announced.