Wyvil is a vital part of the community in the Vauxhall area.
It serves that community in that it has a representative intake including 50%
free school meals as well as a large black student cohort and also special
needs. A large black presence is evident on the teaching force.
Unfortunately, by a majority vote of governors, it elected
to become a Foundation school, despite concerns being raised by both our union
and colleagues from NASUWT.
We are concerned that there is a tendency to select in
Foundation schools that shows taht they have 20% fewer youngsters with free
school meals than community schools.
We have experienced the change of status over a few years
now and do not detect any changes to working conditions that are in excess of
those changes being forced through by government.
Any problems referred to us have been resolved via
consultations and we remain supportive of any teacher wishing to apply for a
post at the school