London School Students’ Union:
Programme & Demands
are a grassroots organisation aiming to unite school students across London to resist attacks on
education and to stand up for the rights of students and staff.
demand that no school should close or have their budget cut. All students
have the right to be educated in small class sizes and fully refurbished
schools. Education is a national priority and must be treated as such; it
cannot be where the government turns to for cutting corners.
to privatisation – keep business out of
our education. Schools should be run for the benefit of students, not for
profit. We will campaign against the expansion of academies, PPP & PFI
schools, and for their return to public ownership. We deserve a publicly funded education, not
schools being run for businesses.
demand free education, an end to tuition fees. We should all have the
opportunity to go to university, not just of us who can afford it or are
willing to take on huge student loans. We oppose the government’s plans to lift
the £3,200 yearly cap on fees and demand that full grants are brought back for
every student in higher education.
will work with the teaching unions to campaign for better pay and conditions.
Their fight for better pay and conditions is part of our fight for a better
learning environment and we will support them in their campaigns and strikes.
real student democracy. Replace weak student councils, which have no real
power, with a democratic body with a real say in how schools are run. We demand
that students are consulted with and listened to in decisions that affect them.
a comprehensive range of educational opportunities. Certain subjects should
not be the privilege of certain schools. Schools should receive sufficient
funding to provide a full range of technical, academic, physical and arts
subjects, so as to give students the best opportunity to go into a field that
interests them. Consortium schools are not an alternative to providing a broad
curriculum in every school.
will organise on broader political issues. Our campaigns on education are
linked to issues worldwide, and we will decide democratically when it is right
for us to take action. Young people must engage in current affairs, and LSSU
will debate concerns beyond our education system.
will build links with school students
and youth around the UK,
and the rest of the world. We are not alone in our aspiration for improving
education. The LSSU has a national perspective that goes beyond the M25. We are
committed to building a national union structure, so as to effectively rebuff
the attacks on our education. We stand together with the movement of students
across the world.
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 PPP is
an umbrella term for Government schemes involving the private business sector
in public sector projects, whereas PFI is a form of PPP developed by the
Government in which the public and private sectors join to design, build or
refurbish, finance and operate join to design, build or refurbish, finance and
operate (DBFO) new or improved facilities and services to the general public.