Given that this petition has primarily been launched over a weekend at the start of a school holiday, I have been both worried and heartened by the size and nature of the response to this petition.
It is pleasing that everyone supports each other, but some of the comments that have been made both on here and on the Chron's website are concerning.
I will shut the petition down at the end of this week. In the meantime, alerts about responses are being sent to Michael Gove's constituency office, Ofsted and the Education Department. A PDF of all signatures will also be sent to all three at the end of the week.