No Police in Schools is a community campaign united by our shared concerns over the increasing presence of police in schools in Greater Manchester and beyond.

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About

No Police in Schools is a community campaign led by Kids of Colour and the Northern Police Monitoring Project.

We are united by our shared concern over the increasing presence of police in schools in Greater Manchester and beyond. We are parents, teachers, young people, youth workers, community members, academics, and activists, and we believe that there should be No Police in Schools.

Timeline

Across 2019 - the issue of police in schools was raised several times, particularly by young people, at our community events

February 2020 - a response to a Freedom of Information request reveals that Greater Manchester Police plan to put 20 additional police in schools for the 2020/2021 academic year

March 2020 - Kids of Colour and NPMP host well-attended community meeting on police in schools

March 2020 - We sent an open letter detailing our concerns about police in schools to Andy Burnham, as Mayor of Greater Manchester. The letter was signed by 400 people

June 2020 - We formalise our partnership with the National Education Union’s North West Black Members Organising Forum, holding a meeting with over 80 teachers on No Police In Schools

August 2020 - We launched our report Decriminalise the Classroom: A Community Response to Police in Greater Manchester’s Schools

August 2020 - University of Manchester UCU pass ‘no police in schools’ motion

October 2020 - National Education Union Manchester branch becomes first union district to pass ‘no police in schools’ motion

November 2020 - National Education Union Oldham becomes second union district to pass ‘no police in schools’ motion

December 2020 - National Education Unions Trafford becomes third union district to pass ‘no police in schools’ motion

April 2021 - Manchester Momentum and GM Tenants Unions vote to affiliate with our campaign

May 2021 - ACORN votes to affiliate with our campaign

June 2021 - No police in schools billboards go up across Greater Manchester

July 2021 - A WIN in our journey! Read our statement

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