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BCFM Drivetime
Two new Merchant Venturers schools but original one still inadequate in special measures
Weekly Program
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https://politicsthisweek.wordpress.com/2019/11/14/bcfms-weekly-politics-show-presented-by-tony-gosling-171/
First hour news review: with former Brexit party candidate for North Somerset Ann Tarr and retired teacher and NUT President Nina Franklin - Ann Tarr told to stand down – what has Brexit Party achieved? Need reform of political system; how Brexit Party works. Labour and electoral pacts; Farage announces some Brexit Party candidates will stand down to help Tories. Sheena Moore on Labour Brexit voters in Doncaster; Richard Ford, Brexit Party candidate for Gloucester, on the city being a leave one.

Nina Franklin, former NUT member and teacher, discusses privatisation of schools and who influences them, including the Merchant Venturers: Christine Townsend on Merchant Venturers and local education; Galliford Try has begun construction on two new schools on the site of the existing Merchants’ Academy secondary school in Withywood, South Bristol, in a £12.5m contract but OFSTED ratings are terrible how academies are run – with not much scrutiny;  academies more selective of pupils – so some are excluded; Merchant Venturer backed schools; NUT not recognised and high turn over of staff; gagging clauses; what would improve schools? Election Poll. Green Party election campaign launch. Marvin Rees on BBC Points West discussing diesel ban in city centre. Bristol Post apologises for ‘mug shot’ picture of mixed-race mayor Marvin Rees.  

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