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Update posted 4 days ago

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
2,524 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Tim Roache

Every school-based Support Staff, Deserves 52 weeks pay and they are GIVEN RECOGNITIONS they Deserve. Pay your school-based Support Staff/Teaching Assistants they don't get paid enough.

Oh no not another topic on school-based Support Staff, seems like a very hot topic in Schools locally and nationally. (Teachers always appreciates support from TA's) A recent publication from the EEF outlines the most effective methods of deploying teaching assistants, there is research being conducted into their best utilisation, and the national occupational standards are being reviewed. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/news/teaching-assistants-should-not-be-substitute-teachers-but-can-make-a-real-d/   Our school-based Support Staff, are not a “mums army” but education’s hidden professionals and are a vital integral part of our education system and should be recognised and paid what they Deserve. Tories and their fan club have sought to undermine the work of school-based Support Staff, for the last decade. Along with the evidence though is clear, where school support staffs are deployed correctly, they play a major positive role in improving educational outcomes. Today classroom support staffs are vital to the modern school environment and in meeting the educational and wider needs of today's school children. All school-based Support Staff,  are not a “mum’s army” as Michael Gove so insultingly calling them. They are education’s hidden professionals and are a vital integral part of our education system and should be recognised and paid what they deserve for 52-week pay.  The first thing Gove did was to abolish the school support staff negotiating body, having the audacity to call it a QUANGO. This malicious act denied nearly half a million, mainly female, hard working people the simple right to a national framework for their jobs, career structure and pay. Now they are listening to and quoting their fan club’s mantra. Apparently, according to them, you do not add value to Educational Outcomes. In fact, you can actually have a negative impact on pupils’ results, despite all the credible research and reports in the public domain. For example the one by the Institute of Education that showed that the more school-based Support Staff, has the better results its students achieve. Oh, no he won’t pay attention to that–that would cost him money, not save him money. He must understand we are teaching and supporting our children. Yes, you are Education’s Hidden Professionals. You are a vital, integral part of our education system, and you deserve to be recognised as such. Even the Government’s own inspectors (OFSTED) have identified and highlighted the professionalism of support staff in our schools and the positive difference you make to our children’s education. We want to raise standards of teaching and learning by ensuring learning support workers are appropriately qualified and skilled. The evidence though is clear, where school support staffs are deployed correctly; they play a major positive role in improving educational outcomes. Classroom support staffs are vital to the modern school environment and in meeting the educational and wider needs of today's school children. Ensure that support staff receives fair and consistent pay and conditions appropriate to the overall role and responsibilities they undertake. Add your support so every school-based Support Staff, get the professional recognition they deserve. Picture from http://www.tafocus.co.uk 

Pushpa Makwana
41,000 supporters