Kishan questioned Loughton about academies consultation and highlighted the recent strike and protest by Kingsbury High School students.
Meanwhile Brent Fightback issued a statement of support for the Kingsbury students:
Brent Fightback, the local campaign against cuts and for democratically accountable public services, applauds Kingsbury High School students who took part in the recent strike. Fightback recognises that this was a strike for democracy by school students who had been deprived of any voice in the decision by school governors to seek academy status.
We believe that such decisions should be made only after a full and open debate where both sides are heard followed by a ballot of staff, students and parents and taking into account the views of other schools and community organisations. It must be wrong for a school governing body to make a decision based on short-term financial expediency to the detriment of a well-funded, equitable and democratically accountable local education system.