Barton Court Grammar School: Mental Health Injustice

Barton Court Grammar School: Mental Health Injustice

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Suffering Student Of Barton Court started this petition to Kent Council

For years Barton Court Grammar School, in Canterbury, Kent, has upheld it's reputation amongst the youth for being one of the worst schools in Kent for support and help with mental health issues and student wellbeing whilst simultaneously upkeeping a reputation of exactly the opposite with adults and those responsible for us and we haven't come forward.

Why?

Mostly because we would likely be silenced for it, threatened with detentions and isolations, much like we were when one of our teachers turned out to be a paedophile and was sent to prison and also like when students where excluded for trying to participate in a climate change strike.

Unfortunately, on the 6th of December, 2019, this train wreck of a school was awarded a Headstart Award for Wellbeing and Resilience and during the presentation assembly, at least a quarter of my year came forward and said that they refuse to be a part of it, myself included.

I could not, in good faith, respectfully sit there and watch the people who have made my life miserable win an award for claiming that they have done the opposite when there have been countless times that I have been told my anxieties inconvenience them or that me having an extreme panic attack is not a good enough reason to be able to call home and just speak to my own parents.

They've lied too much, to us, to adults, to every one and they keep getting away with it. 

Well not anymore

I refuse to be silenced when Barton Court has ruined so many aspects of my life as a struggling kid who just wants a peaceful education.

I will not stand down and fall victim to the countless threats that the school throw at us as they have no right to take away our education for our opinions and voicing them and you shouldn't either.

I'm pleading with you, if you even slightly agree or have fallen victim to the endless scorns of Barton Court, stand up and help make a change so future generations

 

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