Petition to Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Stop School Funding Cuts - All Our Children Deserve a Great Education
Schools across England are facing devastating funding cuts. This is already harming our children's education. Fair Funding For All Schools is an independent, parent-led campaign, working to stop the cuts to school funding through parent and people-power. Without increased investment cuts are likely to result in: · Cuts to teachers and support staff · Class sizes of up to 40 · Parents contributing to core running costs · School days shortened to save money · Cuts to subjects such as music and languages We want to tell Justine Greening, our Secretary of State for Education: to increase investment in our schools and ensure NO child loses out as a result of the new funding formula - taking money away from any of our schools is wrong. We are demanding our government gives our schools the funding it promised – and recognises that investment in education is an investment both in the future of our children and of our country. Please sign our petition calling on the government to keep its promise and protect all our children’s education. Find us at www.fairfundingforallschools.org What to do next:Check how the cuts will affect your school and region:www.schoolcuts.org.uk Use Facebook and Twitter to spread the word and publicise this petition. #schoolsjustwannahavefunds Set up your own local FFFAS Facebook page and connect with us: www.facebook.com/fairfundingforallschools Set up a campaign group at your local school and organise your own public meeting. Our website has lots of resources:http://www.fairfundingforallschools.org/fairfundingforallschools-resource.html Use this easy tool to email your MP and tell them your concerns and what you want them to do, or write your own letter (even better).http://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/#/email-your-mp Keep in touch with us, we will be happy to hear from you.
Petition to Labour Cllr Maggie O'Rourke, email@example.com , Matt Western MP
Stop the closure of Warwickshires childrens centres
The Warwickshire County Labour group are extremely concerned about the Tory Administrations proposals to close all of the Children’s Centres across Warwickshire in 2018. The Tories propose to replace the 39 Centres with a handful of Hubs across the county. "It's worth spelling out that families will no longer have access to the locality based services including: • Free advice & information Family Support drop in sessions,• Stay and play sessions staffed by trained and experienced professionals;• Access to professional support for help with issues of debt, housing, homelessness, returning to education and work; as well as a wide range of parenting and behaviour management courses and individual services... "In addition to these universal services our local children’s centre staff spend a significant proportion of their time and energy supporting families where children are at risk of being removed, or being made subject to Child Protection plans. Staff work hard towards encouraging families to be more resilient by helping them develop their parenting skills." The Labour group is alarmed that without this layer of support and safeguarding, many children may slip through the net and be at much greater risk of being taken into the care system without children’s Centre support. There are also proposed staffing cuts of support staff who currently support priority families. Which all most certainly lead to increasing numbers of children been taken into care which will have major financial implications that the Tories seem to have overlooked.
Petition to His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli
President John .P.Magufuli Let Pregnant Students complete their education !
On 22nd June 2017 while addressing the Bagamoyo District Residents in his 3 days tour to Coast Region in Tanzania President. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania made a statement to the public who gathered during where he mentioned that all pregnant school girls from primary schools to secondary schools should NOT continue their education at all once they fall pregnant hence no re-entry meaning an end to their education career. ''They are many things that girls who are impregnated can do after delivery , they can join VETA ( Vocational Educational Training Authority centres) , they can learn sewing but they cannot go back to school'' - said President J.P Magufuli The President argued that if such girls were to be allowed back to school , then they would encourage other girls to engage in sex. The Government of Tanzania needs to formulate a legal framework that would allow teenage mothers to resume schooling after giving birth however such a statement from the President propagates more discrimination without reconsidering that these girls (students ) need more sexual reproductive health education to be able to protect themselves from early pregnancies while in school. Please join me to make a call for action and urge President John Pombe Magufuli of the United Republic of Tanzania to change this statement and #ProtectGirls Sign the Petition!
Petition to Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Conservative Group
RBWM Conservatives must have a 'policy vote' on Lowbrook, not a 'free vote'.
Lowbrook Academy was asked by RBWM to expand in 2016, in line with the Conservative Group Manifesto 2015 ("Continue to invest money in school expansion, focused on the best schools"). The school is already over subscribed. For the last 4 years its taken 30 extra children into the Reception year because there is such a shortage of school places in the local area. As a result, some students now have to be transported to a different site each day as there are currently not enough classrooms on the school grounds. The hall is not big enough to fit the bulging population of the school and some facilities are no longer fit for purpose. So expansion plans were drawn up and agreed, and building work began. All parties, including the Theresa May MP, were very satisfied that the school had agreed to expand and the future looked bright at Lowbrook. Then in March 2017 there was a sudden withdrawal of funds by RBWM. The Council cited a dispute with the size of the new hall as a reason for the U-turn, even though it had already been agreed at various stages of planning. The amount in dispute ended up being approx £250k. The withdrawal of funding means Lowbrook Academy are now unable to continue with the expansion, meaning that they can't offer the extra 120 places that the community urgently needs. The leader of RBWM Council, Simon Dudley, has decided that the decision as to whether to reinstate the funding will be voted at a Full Council Meeting. There are 53 Conservative Councillors, 3 independents and 1 Lib Dem on the Council. The 53 Conservatives have their own group called the RBWM Conservative Group. They have separate meetings, make decisions together and then take them to Full Council meetings as a team. If the decision they're voting on is related to any of their own policies (See their latest manifesto at http://www.rbwmconservatives.com/ ) they will hold a 'policy vote' and it will be passed as a matter of course. If the decision is not related to any of their own policies, they hold a 'free vote' where members are allowed to vote based on individual opinion. On the 19th June 2017 the RBWM Conservative Group will vote on whether to support the reinstatement of Lowbrook's withdrawn funds. The leader of the Group, Simon Dudley, has decided to make it a 'free vote', allowing all the Conservative Group members to vote by individual choice. However, school expansion is one of the RBWM Conservative Group's policies, as referred to in their manifesto. It's such a priority that the Council had committed a total of £32m for school expansion projects, including Lowbrook's. So I say the vote on 19th June should be a policy vote. Not a free vote. School expansion is an existing policy. A policy vote would secure support for the school at the next Full Council meeting and the much-needed funding would therefore be reinstated. If Simon Dudley holds a free vote instead of a policy vote, I fear this sets a dangerous precedent for other schools and puts all future expansion projects in jeopardy. So furthermore, I also say that all future school expansion decisions should be policy votes and not free votes.
Petition to The Hon Simon Birmingham MP
Help overrule government's decision of delaying Australian school’s funding
The Federal government has FAILED the Australian students. Imagine already struggling to make ends meet, living pay-to-pay each month, as a single mother, father or struggling in the modern world we live in. And then, imagine, being told that your next payslip was your last. And then losing your job because of the mismanagement of others. A few years ago, the fraudulent external management board, AFIC, swindled government funding and hardworking parents’ fees, spending profits externally, instead of spending the money on the rightful recipients, students of Malek Fahd Islamic School. Since a government crackdown, AFIC has been removed, and a new school board of well-qualified, and educated individuals has been elected, including current Chairman UNSW Professor Dr. John Bennett amongst others. Since then, the new board has worked on a volunteer basis, day and night,to solve the crisis and reinstate the lost funds by complying with the standards set by the Australian government. However, due to issues pertaining to AFIC and the government’s unwillingness to compromise, the Education Minister, Simon Birmingham has decided to freeze the school’s funding, and now the fate of 2650 staff & students hangs precariously in the balance. If this decision persists, the school will be unable to reopen in Term 3. Students in Year 12, completing their HSC, already facing immense levels of psychological and emotional stress, have their futures hanging in limbo, unsure if they will even be able to sit their trials and HSC exams in school. If the funding is not reinstated, the school will face closure and students & staff will be displaced, ripped apart and separated. Hundreds of teachers will be unemployed, and thousands of Australian children across three different campuses will be forced to relocate in the already overcrowding education system, adding more pressure onto them and parents. We are just like any other school, teach the normal Australian syllabus with hardworking, determined teachers and students. The school has complied with all of the regulations set by NESA. So why are we facing such a sudden and imminent closure? The closure of the school will be a great injustice for all the students and teachers and will be a great loss to the community. Why should the parents, teachers and students be punished for the actions of a fraudulent, mismanaging ex-board? Why punish the innocent? This is a final request and attempt by the current school captains of MFIS. Our request is simple. We need time, and we request this to allow the new, well-qualified school board adequate time to develop a long-term solution. But for this, we need funding, urgently, so please, help us appeal to the federal government and let us save the future of our Australian children. Save our school. #SAVEMFIS
Petition to Principal Jon Platten
SAVE OUR SRB - OPEN ACADEMY
THE SRB AT THE OPEN ACADEMY IS UNDER THREAT OF CLOSURE. This closure will have a drastic affect on the social, emotional and behavioural lives of those who currently study there that have ASD. If there's one thing that we all know about ASD is that change is not something we cope with very well and will cause an extreme amount of stress for the young people that are there. Speaking as a former student of the Open academy SRB I have seen first hand how much it helps! It is much needed and closing it means less children with ASD can get the help and support they need to go through their years at high school including their GCSES
Petition to Mr J. Simon, Mr P. Henderson
School Shorts for all at Dawlish Community College
Shorts at Dawlish Community College are currently not allowed. Research shows that students could learn more while wearing shorts in the summer term as they are not as hot and can cool quicker. This would help students to progress in lessons without having the trouble of staying hydrated. We want shorts to be added as an option to the school uniform so students can wear them if they wish. They would still be able to wear trousers. We wear shorts in P.E, why can't we wear them outside of P.E?