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Three anti-academy parent governors elected at Hove Park School

The Argus: Three anti-academy parent governors elected at Hove Park School Three anti-academy parent governors elected at Hove Park School

THREE anti-academy candidates have been voted in as Hove Park School parent governors.


Sarah Arjun, Mark Radcliffe and Andrew Whippey will now sit on the board of governors after they beat six other candidates to the positions.


Parent pressure group Hands Off Hove Park put forward Sarah Arjun and Mark Radcliffe, while Andrew Whippey stood as an independent candidate but also voices his opposition to the academy plans.


Sharon Duggal, who finished fourth in the polls, said: “This sends another very, very clear message to the school that people just do not want Hove Park to become an academy.


“Two of the successful candidates were put forward by Hands Off Hove Park, and the other is anti-academy too – so it’s a big win for us.


“It’s another statement to the governors, and I don’t really see a way that they can justify the decision to convert now.


“The top three candidates got 170, 141 and 134 votes and then I was fourth with 131.


“The next candidates were in the 80s and 70s all the way down to the 30s.”


The three parent governors will now sit on the board as it makes its decision on whether or not to convert to academy status.


A decision is expected on September 22.

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7:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

And how many governors are there?
And how many governors are there? stevo!!
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9:24pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Hove Actually says...

stevo!! wrote:
And how many governors are there?
Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: And how many governors are there?[/p][/quote]Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to...... Hove Actually
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Hove Actually wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
And how many governors are there?
Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......
Three stupid people accepted that I made a relevant enquiry but they weren't intelligent enough to argue against me.

I'm surprised that The Argus failed to include that information, given how relevant it is to a situation.

Or maybe The Argus merely 'forgot'.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: And how many governors are there?[/p][/quote]Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......[/p][/quote]Three stupid people accepted that I made a relevant enquiry but they weren't intelligent enough to argue against me. I'm surprised that The Argus failed to include that information, given how relevant it is to a situation. Or maybe The Argus merely 'forgot'. stevo!!
  • Score: -7

10:03pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

Hove Actually wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
And how many governors are there?
Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......
Probably because people know that stevo is a serial attention seeker who likes to think he's clever and insightful by commenting on every single story. And they know that most of the questions he asks could be answered within 2 seconds by using a search engine (as in this case).
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: And how many governors are there?[/p][/quote]Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......[/p][/quote]Probably because people know that stevo is a serial attention seeker who likes to think he's clever and insightful by commenting on every single story. And they know that most of the questions he asks could be answered within 2 seconds by using a search engine (as in this case). Quiterie
  • Score: 8

10:22pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Quiterie wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
And how many governors are there?
Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......
Probably because people know that stevo is a serial attention seeker who likes to think he's clever and insightful by commenting on every single story. And they know that most of the questions he asks could be answered within 2 seconds by using a search engine (as in this case).
First of all, anyone who posts anything on the internet wants people to read their words.

You did exactly the same when you made that post. You wanted at least two people in particular to see them, so don't give me that sanctimonious cr*p that only certain people want the attention.

Second, would anyone be stupid enough to ask a question the answer of which is globally known? Hove Actually didn't know the answer, yet you failed to admonish him - is that because you're a bigot who only targets certain people based on your own prejudices? Blimey, if I had done that, you'd be branding me a racist.

Thirdly.....why didn't you provide the number of governors? Is it because you were so anxious to make a point, you 'forgot'?

Finally, don't presume to know why people post. You cannot possibly know until and unless they tell you. And if you aren't able to argue against the points made by others, isn't it an admission that their insight is greater than yours?
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: And how many governors are there?[/p][/quote]Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......[/p][/quote]Probably because people know that stevo is a serial attention seeker who likes to think he's clever and insightful by commenting on every single story. And they know that most of the questions he asks could be answered within 2 seconds by using a search engine (as in this case).[/p][/quote]First of all, anyone who posts anything on the internet wants people to read their words. You did exactly the same when you made that post. You wanted at least two people in particular to see them, so don't give me that sanctimonious cr*p that only certain people want the attention. Second, would anyone be stupid enough to ask a question the answer of which is globally known? Hove Actually didn't know the answer, yet you failed to admonish him - is that because you're a bigot who only targets certain people based on your own prejudices? Blimey, if I had done that, you'd be branding me a racist. Thirdly.....why didn't you provide the number of governors? Is it because you were so anxious to make a point, you 'forgot'? Finally, don't presume to know why people post. You cannot possibly know until and unless they tell you. And if you aren't able to argue against the points made by others, isn't it an admission that their insight is greater than yours? stevo!!
  • Score: -11

11:14pm Wed 16 Jul 14

notaconspiracy says...

Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)!

Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs?
Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)! Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs? notaconspiracy
  • Score: 7

11:41pm Wed 16 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

notaconspiracy wrote:
Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)!

Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs?
I didn't ask for it to be.

I asked a question relevant to the topic...it was Quiterie who started trolling - shame you failed to spot that.
[quote][p][bold]notaconspiracy[/bold] wrote: Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)! Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs?[/p][/quote]I didn't ask for it to be. I asked a question relevant to the topic...it was Quiterie who started trolling - shame you failed to spot that. stevo!!
  • Score: -8

6:32am Thu 17 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

stevo!! wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
And how many governors are there?
Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......
Probably because people know that stevo is a serial attention seeker who likes to think he's clever and insightful by commenting on every single story. And they know that most of the questions he asks could be answered within 2 seconds by using a search engine (as in this case).
First of all, anyone who posts anything on the internet wants people to read their words.

You did exactly the same when you made that post. You wanted at least two people in particular to see them, so don't give me that sanctimonious cr*p that only certain people want the attention.

Second, would anyone be stupid enough to ask a question the answer of which is globally known? Hove Actually didn't know the answer, yet you failed to admonish him - is that because you're a bigot who only targets certain people based on your own prejudices? Blimey, if I had done that, you'd be branding me a racist.

Thirdly.....why didn't you provide the number of governors? Is it because you were so anxious to make a point, you 'forgot'?

Finally, don't presume to know why people post. You cannot possibly know until and unless they tell you. And if you aren't able to argue against the points made by others, isn't it an admission that their insight is greater than yours?
Thanks for your questions. In answer to them all (in order).......

Yes.
No.
Because that question hadn't been asked in the comment I was replying to.
No.
No.

You forgot to ask me how many governors there are! Silly Billy. Anyway, assuming you're still interested, and assuming you're still struggling with the use of a search engine to obtain this information, there are currently 14 (not including the 3 new ones). Hope this has been of assistance.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: And how many governors are there?[/p][/quote]Why is there thumbs down here, it was the first question that I thought of to......[/p][/quote]Probably because people know that stevo is a serial attention seeker who likes to think he's clever and insightful by commenting on every single story. And they know that most of the questions he asks could be answered within 2 seconds by using a search engine (as in this case).[/p][/quote]First of all, anyone who posts anything on the internet wants people to read their words. You did exactly the same when you made that post. You wanted at least two people in particular to see them, so don't give me that sanctimonious cr*p that only certain people want the attention. Second, would anyone be stupid enough to ask a question the answer of which is globally known? Hove Actually didn't know the answer, yet you failed to admonish him - is that because you're a bigot who only targets certain people based on your own prejudices? Blimey, if I had done that, you'd be branding me a racist. Thirdly.....why didn't you provide the number of governors? Is it because you were so anxious to make a point, you 'forgot'? Finally, don't presume to know why people post. You cannot possibly know until and unless they tell you. And if you aren't able to argue against the points made by others, isn't it an admission that their insight is greater than yours?[/p][/quote]Thanks for your questions. In answer to them all (in order)....... Yes. No. Because that question hadn't been asked in the comment I was replying to. No. No. You forgot to ask me how many governors there are! Silly Billy. Anyway, assuming you're still interested, and assuming you're still struggling with the use of a search engine to obtain this information, there are currently 14 (not including the 3 new ones). Hope this has been of assistance. Quiterie
  • Score: 4

9:29am Thu 17 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"You forgot to ask me how many governors there are!

No, I didn't forget. That question appeared in my first post and was asked of all readers. You even quoted it, so you cannot claim not to be unaware of it. Are you so grand that you expect people to append your name when asking questions of everyone?

"there are currently 14"

There!

That didn't hurt, did it?
"You forgot to ask me how many governors there are! No, I didn't forget. That question appeared in my first post and was asked of all readers. You even quoted it, so you cannot claim not to be unaware of it. Are you so grand that you expect people to append your name when asking questions of everyone? "there are currently 14" There! That didn't hurt, did it? stevo!!
  • Score: -6

10:01am Thu 17 Jul 14

Roundbill says...

Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting at about the same time that Eugenius Kitcat went silent?
Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting at about the same time that Eugenius Kitcat went silent? Roundbill
  • Score: 0

10:08am Thu 17 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Roundbill wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting at about the same time that Eugenius Kitcat went silent?
Has no-one noticed that I've slammed several of his posts?

If ever you see a post from me that supports anything that Jason did or espoused, feel free to quote it back to us.
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: Has anyone else noticed that "stevo" started posting at about the same time that Eugenius Kitcat went silent?[/p][/quote]Has no-one noticed that I've slammed several of his posts? If ever you see a post from me that supports anything that Jason did or espoused, feel free to quote it back to us. stevo!!
  • Score: -5

5:40am Fri 18 Jul 14

Dave At Home says...

notaconspiracy wrote:
Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)!

Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs?
It's the ethics that academies operate under that is the bugbear. They are not accountable to anyone locally, only to Westminster. They are also exempt from the FoI Act and when converted to an academy, they will not have any Board of Governors, just their own sitting on a panel, nodding at the appropriate times and clapping when requested to. Also academies have their own dress code and all the uniform has to be purchased either through the school or through a supplier and the costs are way way too high for a standard uniform. Take a look at the other academies in the City and see what goes on under the surface.
[quote][p][bold]notaconspiracy[/bold] wrote: Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)! Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs?[/p][/quote]It's the ethics that academies operate under that is the bugbear. They are not accountable to anyone locally, only to Westminster. They are also exempt from the FoI Act and when converted to an academy, they will not have any Board of Governors, just their own sitting on a panel, nodding at the appropriate times and clapping when requested to. Also academies have their own dress code and all the uniform has to be purchased either through the school or through a supplier and the costs are way way too high for a standard uniform. Take a look at the other academies in the City and see what goes on under the surface. Dave At Home
  • Score: 1

6:58am Fri 18 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

Was this the vote where parents are so concerned that 65% didn't bother to vote? Or was that another one?
Was this the vote where parents are so concerned that 65% didn't bother to vote? Or was that another one? Plantpot
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Falhawk66 says...

Dave At Home wrote:
notaconspiracy wrote:
Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)!

Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs?
It's the ethics that academies operate under that is the bugbear. They are not accountable to anyone locally, only to Westminster. They are also exempt from the FoI Act and when converted to an academy, they will not have any Board of Governors, just their own sitting on a panel, nodding at the appropriate times and clapping when requested to. Also academies have their own dress code and all the uniform has to be purchased either through the school or through a supplier and the costs are way way too high for a standard uniform. Take a look at the other academies in the City and see what goes on under the surface.
er - my daughter attends HPS and the uniform has to be purchased through the school/a supplier at the moment, same as any other school academy or not. Cost is relative of course, but i find it a bit steep.
[quote][p][bold]Dave At Home[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notaconspiracy[/bold] wrote: Jeez, Stevo, none of these threads are about you! Shoo! (gz #facepalm#)! Back on target. Why don't these parents want the school to be an academy? Will their children get less GCSEs?[/p][/quote]It's the ethics that academies operate under that is the bugbear. They are not accountable to anyone locally, only to Westminster. They are also exempt from the FoI Act and when converted to an academy, they will not have any Board of Governors, just their own sitting on a panel, nodding at the appropriate times and clapping when requested to. Also academies have their own dress code and all the uniform has to be purchased either through the school or through a supplier and the costs are way way too high for a standard uniform. Take a look at the other academies in the City and see what goes on under the surface.[/p][/quote]er - my daughter attends HPS and the uniform has to be purchased through the school/a supplier at the moment, same as any other school academy or not. Cost is relative of course, but i find it a bit steep. Falhawk66
  • Score: 2

11:03pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Falhawk66 says...

The LEA and parents didn't give two hoots about the school when it was "at its worst" - (i.e. pre-Trimbo). Perhaps these anti-management parents would like to go back to those times.
The LEA and parents didn't give two hoots about the school when it was "at its worst" - (i.e. pre-Trimbo). Perhaps these anti-management parents would like to go back to those times. Falhawk66
  • Score: 2

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