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Hackney Downs : the school that dared to fight

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: London : Cassell, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the viewpoints of teachers, parents and pupils, this book tells the story of the closure of Hackney Downs School, a boys' comprehensive in London. The authors believe that a grave injustice was done to all concerned.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hackney Downs.
London : Cassell, 1999
(OCoLC)606364980
Online version:
Hackney Downs.
London : Cassell, 1999
(OCoLC)608798076
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen O'Connor
ISBN: 0304707104 9780304707102
OCLC Number: 41926050
Description: xix, 266 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chronology; the poorest borough; the beginning; Hackney Downs takes over; a divided staff; crisis; going co-ed; the race war; the OFSTED inspection; special measures; the boys; turning the school around; betrayal; save our school; changing minds; to the rescue; the hit squad; picking up the pieces; the lessons.
Responsibility: Maureen O'Connor [and others].

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An examination of the controversial closure of Hackney Downs School in December 1995. The school was moved from local authority control after an OFSTED inspection and became the first school to be  Read more...

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