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Petition to Theresa May MP, Richard Graham MP, UK Parliament, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Richard Johnson headteacher, Severn Vale School, Alex chalk, David drew

BAN homework in secondary school around England and the rest of the United Kingdom

They should ban homework in England in secondary schools because it is the most important years to be studying at school to get GCSE but if you have homework all the time you are missing out on learning. Plus you can spend hours doing the pieces of homeworks and the teachers might not mark them in which you don't know whether you are improving. Plus by doing no homework it would give the students more time to learn and have more time to be able to do stuff they enjoy like hobbies. And it should be up to kids how they revise. And the teachers to prepare the lessons instead of handing homework out in which it could improve learning because it wouldn't take up the time. And if you do your homework you never have time to go out with friends or family because they set to much homework and students go to school about 30 hours a week and spend more hours doing homework they should be able to relax there brains and having a break not doing work all the time.what happens if you win? Well it would stop homework which would give more time to students to do what they want like sports or there hobbies and socialising with other people like friends.and cause teachers can use the time to prepare the lessons instead of handing out homework in which student might not know what to do. and also they don’t give the help student need because they are interested in homework not the pupils progress and whether they are understanding the knowledge!  You spend hours doing it and the teachers don’t mark it which means that time you can be spending with your friends and family also they don’t realise that you only stay a kid for not long so you want to enjoy it. and homework does not help you get a GCSE so the teachers can help you more and stop giving detentions and help people to achieve and learn what they need  they never consult the parents or students and can set how much homework they want which it isn’t fair and this causes health problems because you are not doing fun things like hobbies  a number of health problems are: .heart problems  .anxiety  And another thing is schools set all this homework but then they don’t think socialising or spending time with your family is important like going to beaches so you have memories as you are only young for not long and school do not look at this and they set loads of homework way to much over the weekends but they don’t realise that you too want a break and spend time with family and friends and homework does not help you and it causes health problems  And even teachers get breaks over the weekends and go places so they need to take in consideration of students and they should just ban it so teachers can teach better and homework don’t help cause teachers harlf the time don’t even mark it! ALL HOMEWORK DOES IS CAUSE UNNACESSARY STRESS!!!   plus when you are worried about GCSE it does not help and can lead to anxiety and other mental health problems  Homework was introduced as a punishment but now generations are taking it too far and giving how much they want out and it’s not having an detrimental impact on them but the younger generations who will become successful but Homework is getting in the way  achieving to ban homework would mean a lot of things including more time to revise necessary stuff which will achive you good GCSE which homework doesnt !!!!! and you would also have more time to do sports you enjoy or hobbies and it will create a better environment and atmosphere at school as children should enjoy school but when you got that extra pressure of homework it does not help! there is also proof that it doesn’t help such as Finland they have no homework and they got better education including GCSE    HOMEWORK IS UNHEATHY and stops you from socialising and doing revision, revision classes  cause some student might not be able to do revision classes after school as the amount of pressure to do homework from the school cause student know if they don’t do it they get detentions etc   have emailed my local MP which is labour and he’s so say for the people of my constituency and he wasn’t interested and opiniated while they shouldn’t as they got elected to represent their constituents  enough is enough we need action fast 

Lee Sibley
2,889 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Nottinghamshire County Council

Reinstating fairness for families with siblings attending Nottinghamshire Primary Schools

Who vs Nottinghamshire County Council.Hundreds of families have been affected by Nottinghamshire County Council's decision to change oversubscription criteria for school places. As a result many families, who chose schools in good faith under previous arrangements, have since learned that younger siblings will not be able to join their older brothers and sisters at Nottinghamshire primary school.Aside from the upset to a great many 4 year olds facing the daunting task of attending school for the first time; there are also significant logistical challenges to families of getting children to different schools which often start and finish at the same time. What Nottinghamshire County Council changed the oversubscription criteria to remove priority for out-catchment children who already have siblings at a primary school, over those who live out-catchment without siblings at the school.  Similar or greater priority for out-catchment siblings is still provided by the vast majority of other authorities in the country (estimated to be in the region of 97%). Such changes can only be made after Lawful “effective” consultation with parents and other interested parties. We believe Nottinghamshire's consultation was flawed with just 9 respondents. This is because they published their usual notice of a consultation which made no mention of the proposal to change the criteria. In comparison Leeds council received 1,917 responses (from a similar population) with just 4 in favour resulting in the proposal being dropped.In the very few Authorities where these changes have been implemented safeguards have been put in place to ensure families with children currently enrolled in out of catchment schools were not disadvantaged. WhenThe change took affect for the 2016/17 school year (which starts next week) leaving many hundreds of families with young children at different schools.The council have also formalised the same arrangements for next year (17/18)It would seem the vast majority of people were not aware of the change until after national offer day and until quite recently there was no mention of it even in the local press.Further more our research suggests that Nottinghamshire County Council are the only Authority in the Country to implement this change in a manner that affects parents with children already attending a school. WhereWhilst this is specific to Nottinghamshire residents other authorities can and have considered similar change. If unchallenged it could set a precedent allowing the same changes to retrospectively affect people in other areas. WhyWe believe it is unjust to remove a priority for out catchment children who already have brothers or sisters attending the school. The Council appears to have failed to ensure that sufficient numbers of parents were aware of the changes allowing concerns to be voiced.A proper consultation involving parents (whether affected or not) could have revealed that most parents are likely to have regarded the change to retrospectively and disproportionately disadvantage parents whose children are already at a school having been accepted under the previous rules or who, may need to move out of the school catchment area in the future. If the current arrangements continue then all families with younger siblings applying for out of catchment school places in Nottinghamshire will face the same issue.This despite the fact their older child may have been offered a non-catchment school to begin with.

Steven Rye
2,797 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to UK Parliament, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Theresa May MP, 10 Downing Street, John Penrose MP

Mental Health Education to be a Compulsory National Curriculum Subject in All UK Schools.

I'm Teigan! I'm 21 Years old and I've suffered from Depression, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Since I was 13 Years Old. I feel like I've had 7 years of my young life wasted and I want to make sure that doesn't happen to any more young people!! So Here's What I Want To Happen: Mental Health Education (MHE) to be a Compulsory Subject in The National Curriculum. With students having to attend at least one Compulsory MHE Lesson each Week In all Primary and Secondary Schools. Mental Health Education (MHE) to be equal to Physical Education (PE). Let Me Explain Further:  Physical Education (PE) is a Compulsory National Curriculum Subject and students have 2 one hour compulsory lessons each week in every primary and secondary school in the UK. However Mental Health Education (at least in my secondary school) was only given a couple of lessons each year under the subject of PSHCE. We all have a physical health but we all have a mental health too. Yes you may never have depression but you may never become a professional hockey player either. So why is it only PE that has been deemed important enough to be a Compulsory National Curriculum Subject. And why are students given 2 compulsory one hour lessons each week for their entire school career however that isn't the same for Mental Health Education.   This is not fair and it is not right, not one is more important than the other. There needs to be equality for both Physical Education and Mental Health Education. For Example: Schools would never give students 5 mandatory English lessons each week but make attending maths class optional. It just wouldn't make sense and it wouldn't be fair. That's why I believe the same equality should be applied to both health subjects.    Which is why We need these lessons to not only educate students and teachers on what it's really like to suffer from various mental illnesses away from the stereotypes. But also so that the stigma goes away and we can end up talking as openly about our mental health as we do our physical health. PLEASE PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE!

Teigan-Jo Ledbury
5,348 supporters