• Add BSL to school curriculum
    I think everyone at some point in their life has felt annoyed that they have been unable to communicate effectively with a deaf person due to what is essentially a language barrier. This isn't a case of being in another country and not being familiar with the language, deaf people are in our home countries and we can't communicate effectively.
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    Created by Sarah Wymer
  • CPR to be taught in Schools
    You never know when you may need to use those skills. They could save someone's life
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    Created by Lyndsay White
  • Basic First Aid Training
    A child could be the only person available to be able to save your life, without any basic knowledge you chances of survival are slim. A small child simply rolling you onto your side, if you are unconscious and vomiting, can give you a better chance of surviving. So many adults don’t know how to react in an emergency, don’t let the same be said for our children.
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    Created by Anna McGuinness
  • No to discrimination in schools
    Every child is unique and they should not be discrimated against for the way they wear there hair or footwear .. as long as there in school uniform and in school nothing else should matter. Children should be free to express there individually without judgement
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    Created by Stacy Cheadle
  • Save Ockbrook School
    Ockbrook school is a special place and community for all those involved. students, parents and Staff. Ockbrook school has hundreds of years of history educating children and turning them into wonderful young adults and we want this to continue to hundreds of years more. the school remaining open will also avoid major disruptions to our children's education and avoid almost 100 people losing their jobs and livelihoods.
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    Created by Stephen O'Brien
  • Call for Middlesex University to implement an Ethical Investment Policy
    After seeing that Middlesex complicity invests an approximate of almost £2,000 into Israeli companies that fuel violent acts that are illegal under humanitarian law, we were alarmed to discover that our university does not have such a policy in place. A university that prides itself with 'inclusivity' and 'values-driven culture', should have such a policy in place, as where are the values in funding unethical companies?
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    Created by Imaan Ayesha
  • Sign language for all children in School.
    It's important because I feel in sign language is essential for us all to learn and when your a child to learn sign language would become second nature. . I am hearing but I can't sign. I feel like this makes the deaf community isolated especially in a work environment. If sign language was as important in schools as Maths and English I think this would be amazing.
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    Created by Vicki Jackson
  • Radically Rethink SEND and Mental Health Provision for Children and Young People in England
    Too many children and young people are currently being failed within these two systems and it needs to change, now. Every child matters, and children with SEND and mental health problems are not receiving the quality of provision that they deserve. Thought should also be given to the families of these children who are exhausted with fighting a system that just continues to put up barrier after barrier of beurocracy and stagnant progression. My son began showing signs of ASD when he was in pre-school. Looking back, the signs were there including separation anxiety, aggression, excessive blinking and growling, but everyone was saying how intelligent he was and how great he was coming along with his learning, those signs got overlooked. My son is now 9 and is school avoidant due to high levels of anxiety. He is scared of school, going on public transport and tends to avoid most social situations. My son has said he would rather die than go to school. I know of hundreds, even thousands, of other children and families in England who are experiencing similar situations. It's time to bridge the gap between the traditional, outdated education system that we have currently and SEND education, including mental health provision; giving children with SEND and mental health issues and their families the provision they need. Pupils in England 'waiting up to five years for soecial needs plan- https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/may/13/pupils-in-england-waiting-up-to-five-years-for-special-needs-plan-says-ofsted
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    Created by Samantha White
  • Children should be allowed 60 miniutes of play in school
    Because children are becoming over weight because of not enough exercise.
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    Created by Minion Maddnes Stuff
  • Force Exam Boards to give FULL refunds to UK schools this year (2021)
    This year UK examination boards have charged schools IN FULL (which is thousands of pounds per school). For what? Under normal circumstances schools pay the boards to a) generate examination material such as exam papers and b) pay examiners to mark and moderate said examination papers. This year, exams have been replaced with "assessments" - exams in all but name and additionally what is essentially old style coursework. These are being marked in their entirety by school staff, FOR FREE and at exceptionally late notice, thereby saving private examination boards huge amounts of money in examiners' fees. The exam boards have not even generated new exam material - merely regurgitated past exam papers. At a time when the vast majority of schools are struggling under the continued underfunding of the education system and staff are at breaking point from the demands of Covid-induced special procedures, we the undersigned feel that tax-payers money would be better spent ON SCHOOLS as opposed to lining the pockets of the boards who are charging for services either not provided at all or rendered lazily. We demand that government intervene to force exam boards to refund schools IN FULL - and not the paltry partial refunds offered thus far.
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    Created by Richard Burgon
  • Give Us The Graduation We Deserve
    We pay £9,250 each year for our course to at the end receive a formal congratulations which we deserve. The excuses UoS have made are not adequate and with clubs opening in June, and concerts opening, we are more than disappointed we can’t have a graduation, even if it is altered to be more safe e.g. done outdoors, socially distanced, smaller groups. GIVE US OUR GRADUATION!
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    Created by Lauren Ward
  • Remove meaningless grammar terminology from Primary School Curriculum.
    The insistence on children's minds grappling with obscure grammar terminology such as: 'compound, suffix, prefix, clause, subordinate clause, determiner, fronted adverbial, modal verbs, relative pronouns, relative clauses, cohesion, ambiguity, antonym, synonym etc.,' only succeeds in causing stress and dislike of writing and reading. If I asked you to write a story and to make sure you included a fronted adverbial, 4 modal verbs and an expanded noun phrase, how would you feel? Would you feel happy and confident to write a story? I don't think writing stories works like that, do you? Well that is what my neighbour's son had to grapple with. Unbelievable isn't it? But it's happening right now in Primary Schools. The mechanics of writing becomes a chore, instead of a delight, and a discovery of new ideas and imaginative journeys. How crazy is that? A child wondering if they've ticked the right box, instead of exploring language confidently, asking questions and seeing real meaning in wanting to write. Another neighbour's children, all bright and outgoing, hate writing and reading because the tasks they are given to do are meaningless - resulting in their confidence being eroded, their creative thinking replaced by 'grammar terminology' meaningless words that do not help with their understanding and expression of language, or their desire to read or write. During my 19 years in Primary School, we taught young children about 'capital letters at the beginning of sentences, and for names and places, phonics - nouns - verbs - adverbs, tense, adjectives - question marks, apostrophes, exclamation marks, fullstops, commas, paragraphs,' I think that was it - simple and certainly not threatening. Children wrote with confidence. This current closed minded approach to introducing English language to our young children has to be stopped. Pressure has to be put on the Government to change the curriculum NOW! For the sanity of our children bring back non-threatening terms that help young minds understand language and enhance their love of reading and writing.
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    Created by Frances Dickens