• Educate Towards A Zero Tolerance Generation
    According to Action for Children as many as 1 in 5 children have been exposed to Domestic Abuse. How can we create a zero tolerance attitude towards Domestic Abuse if we do not educate tomorrow’s future on what a healthy relationship is. Many do grow up and go into healthy loving relationships but there are the forgotten child victims of Domestic Abuse that do not have the key knowledge or skills to break their Domestic Abuse Cycles. By teaching children young this may help children in a domestic abuse households recognise this is not normal, have confidence they are not alone and give them the courage to speak out! Today's children will be tomorrow's judges, police officers, social workers, doctors most of which today need further education into domestic abuse and it's effects. By teaching children young we are laying a positive foundation for later understanding into domestic abuse. End victim blaming. Not forgetting teaching our future generation it's not ok to be a victim.
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    Created by Claire Webb
  • Save Our Community Language Service
    -It will help our children in the acquisition of the English language. -It will develop their confidence and self-esteem by improving their knowledge, culture and roots. -It will promote their educational achievements by improving motivation and enhancing cognitive development as well as reducing truancy and exclusions. -It will help our children to improve their skills and community cohesion. -It will help children to engage in creative works, keep children off the street and prevent them from being involved in anti-social activities, drugs, gang fighting and knife crime, etc. -It will help our children to take part in a Modern Foreign Languages GCSE/A- Level.
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    the entire country wants to see this WE DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON THE FISHING TRIP AND WE NEED TO KNOW (ps. does smithy say yes or not, what will happen to neil the baby if so?)
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  • No more doom and gloom at Coombe: Move exams from Coombe Dingle
    Imagine waking up in the morning, after a night full of cramming, trying to prepare yourself for an upcoming exam. You're overtired, stressed and already regretting your decision to attend university in the first place. You roll out of bed, getting ready for your exam, then you have to embark on a marathon journey just to sit it! It's time to fume if you're going to Coombe! You can't even mingle at dingle! If you're bilingual ne voyage pas le dingle!
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  • Refund The Students
    Each week of teaching costs every student £450. Many were affected by the recent strike, which lasted eight days. The university profited from the strike, by not paying lecturers. The students have paid for a service they haven't received, they should be refunded. The students supported lecturers during the strike, lecturers now support your students.
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    Created by Ali Bee
  • Stop the £10 TOILET PASS charge
    It is a breach of the childrens Human rights and yet another strain on the pockets of the families of the pupils
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  • Save Stamford Park School
    Trafford Council are proposing to demolish both Stamford Park Schools & construct a new three form entry school on the existing school field. Trafford Council has published a “Vision “document promising a “state of the art “new school and referenced other new schools in the borough; Worthington Park, Bowdon Church Schools as examples of what the new school will look like. The existing school field is much smaller size than the footprint of the existing Infant and Junior school site and as the new school will be designed for three form entry it will have to be three storeys high with limited external space for playgrounds. This proposed building is likely to be completely out of character with the buildings in the surrounding streets and unlikely to be the state-of-the-art new school promised. At no time have Trafford published any plans for the new school. Surely if you are undertaking a consultation exercise it is not unreasonable to expect to see outline plans so the public can form their own opinion of the proposals. The new school will also result in the children losing their playing field. The existing Edwardian school buildings will be demolished to create some outdoor (artificial) pitches and 40 car parking spaces. The use of public transport should be encouraged not increasing the number of cars around a school. These local schools have stood in our community for over 100 years and the demolition of these buildings will be a sad loss to the local area and in an era where sustainability should be paramount, refurbishment of the existing buildings must be the way forward. Whilst we understand there are issues with the existing Infants School this proposal is not the solution. Trafford Council are currently undertaking a consultation exercise gathering opinions from the local community /residents/parents etc. If you have not already done so please complete the online consultation form on the Trafford website though you only have until 17th Nov to submit your form. Given that the new school is being promoted by Trafford it is vital to gather as much support as possible so that the council understand the strength of local opinion. The intention is that this petition is forwarded to Trafford to demonstrate the strength of feeling within the community. Could you please join our petition and it would be good if you could share with local residents as well? Many thanks,
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  • Preferred Site For Inverkeithing High School
    The impact upon family life, community, businesses, transport, leisure activities and the environment is enormous and the time left to influence the decision is short
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  • Save Our TA's
    Teaching assistance are extremely valuable staff members within schools. They have many different roles and are essential in providing support to children with increasingly varied needs. Please let's keep these vital members of staff whom our children and their teachers depend on.
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  • Mandatory BSL teaching in schools
    This is not only important but in keeping with The BSL Act (2015) which in my eyes has not managed to make any real impact on the exclusion of D/deaf children in particular or to keep them in mainstream schools. The removal of children from the mainstream classroom for 1-1 teaching defeats the purpose of the child remaining in mainstream education. Mandatory teaching of BSL for all children in Scotland will allow everyone to have a basic knowledge and the ability to communicate efficiently with any D/deaf children removing stigma while allowing for full inclusion. The presence of a persons skilled in BSL in the school would also allow for mainstream learning to take place and the lessons to be interpreted by that individual or by the teacher him/herself. Unfortunately in Scotland, BSL is such a hard subject to study- there is one university course but entry without any BSL knowledge would be very hard and to learn BSL anywhere else you need to fund it yourself and it is not cheap. I was lucky enough to learn a very basic amount of BSL in primary school due to a Deaf Student in my class. This stayed with me and after 5 years of ‘vocational’ night school which I had to pay for I have a degree in BSL and work in the colleges interpreting lessons and work for D/deaf students. This method of study is not even available at all in the west of Scotland just now and limited elsewhere as there is no providers left, mostly all going bust due to lack of students being able to afford the courses and the lack of funding from the government. If we can give our kids a basic knowledge in primary school and the choice to learn the first few professional levels in high school we set them up for life and if they chose so, a career in BSL. Surely this is as much appropriate as french or German. We are setting ourselves up for a crisis in 5/10 years when we have no interpreters due to no ability to train. Please support me in my fight for inclusion.
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  • stop using isolation rooms for minor offences in academy schools
    At a time when more and more young people are suffering from mental health problems due to stress this sort of punishment just adds to their stress and is just laziness on the part of teachers who not so long ago dealt with the problems themselves or involved the head teacher if the problem was serious
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  • Provide Canonbie Primary School with WiFi internet
    There have been multiple unsuccessful attempts made to the local education department by the headteacher and the Parent Council to try and get WiFi for Canonbie Primary. Both Langholm Primary and Langholm Academy have WiFi access and as a partner school in a cluster with them, we believe Canonbie Primary should be treated equally and be given WiFi. We live in a digital era and for Canonbie Primary pupils to be successful they have to have digital skills. The ability to use computers and other digital equipment, use online applications, find information online, assess its quality and value, and make use of it in daily life is crucial in their education and their future as they enter the world of work. It is widely recognised that WiFi can improve the quality of education in many ways: • it enables access to a much wider range of information, knowledge and educational resources, increasing opportunities for learning in and beyond the classroom • it helps to keep lessons interesting which helps to keep pupils enthusiastic and passionate in their learning • interactive teaching methods enable teachers to tailor lessons and give more attention to individual pupils’ needs and abilities and support shared learning • it helps pupils in understanding the lessons being discussed • it helps pupils and teachers accomplish tasks faster • accessing online materials and digital technologies helps to reduce costs associated with textbooks and materials • pupils need to learn how to use the internet safely and to do everyday tasks such as online buying, internet banking and social media • pupils can develop research skills by exploring online content on their own and can immediately find the learning materials that they need while they are in school. The national curriculum and associated assessments are all changing to take account of the internet and digital technologies. The Scottish Government's Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy states that all learners should benefit fully from learning and teaching enhanced by digital technology. Reliable access to the internet is fundamental to achieving the government’s vision for the future. In addition, the Parent Council and wider community fundraised to purchase tablets to help Canonbie Primary pupils with their learning and they are not being utilised due to lack of internet provision. It is therefore not unreasonable to ask our Education Department to provide WiFi as a matter of urgency.
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    Created by Lindsay Ward