Please can anybody who has the time to support a protest at the Tower Hamlets Council Town Hall next week on 17. July 2018 from 17:30* onwards. Many parents from the school will be attending an academic reward evening that the brilliant Raine’s Foundation hosts for hard-working pupils at Raine’s Foundation school on that day. Please read the latest up-date on the protest in an East London Advertiser article. TV and press coverage will be at the town hall. Mickey Ambrose is going to support the pupils and parents.
So far the protests have brought the council to amend the consultation documents on 3. July due to the legal pressure that the Steering Group has brought. The consultation period has been extended till the end of July. Raine’s Foundation will now not turn away any pupils that were offered places. The closure is on hold and press statements will be made by the solicitors acting for the Raine’s Foundation Steering group today. Please keep an eye on this page for further information.
* I put 17:30 though the council meeting starts at 19:00. It is a good idea to come early, there are 3 petitions on the day:
The agenda of the full council meeting on 17. July 2019 lists 3 petitions:
CCTV, Stepney Green school, Raine’s Foundation school.
The council chamber will be very full and my own experience – from a CCTV petition I presented previously – is that most visitors will have to sit in the side room. If you come early you get a chance to sit in the chamber. Please bring posters saying ‘Save Raine’s’ or ‘Keep Raine’s school open‘. Anybody not able to print or make a poster, can get one from me please contact the webmaster for this. It is very important that as many as possible come to support their beloved school.