Governors at Backwell School have voted in favour of becoming an Academy under the new rules brought in by the Coalition Government. Find out why UNISON opposes academies by going to http://www.unison.org.uk/education/defendyourschool/
North Somerset already has one school - Wyvern - due to become an Academy under the old rules on 1st May 2011. Our members at Wyvern are already facing a restructure, with some of their jobs disappearing from the new structure. The Cabot Learning Federation are also proposing to move school support staff from the NJC pay scale to their own pay scale. North Somerset UNISON have submitted a lengthy document opposing Wyvern's conversion to an Academy.