• SEND Parents to be allowed to claim financial damages against The UK's Department for Education.
    When the Supreme Court ruled [06 Apr 2017] ([2017] UKSC 28) [UKSC 2016/0155] IoWC v Platt - that “regularly” didn't mean “evenly spaced” or “sufficiently often” but instead “in accordance with the attendance rules” [they] agreed for the fining of UK parents, but erred in law, as [they] failed to take into account ALL children in Compulsory Education, especially SEND Children, who are continuously and REGULARLY left without Education or Schooling. "The Supreme Court unanimously allowed a Council’s appeal to fine a parent when they had removed their child a few days prior to the school holiday starting, on the basis that their child failed to attend 'regularly' declaring that the word ‘regularly’ means ‘in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school’. The Supreme Court failed to balance their ruling with regards to SEND Children Missing Education and Schooling, as the words “fails to attend regularly” in section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 during term time, relates to ALL Children. SEND Children are routinely and REGULARLY LEFT WITHOUT Education or Schooling, by virtue of the lack of resources, lack funding and or the lack of school provisioning, even resorting to schools cutting their operating hours. SEND Children and Young People, are also entitled to regular schooling and education under [Part 3 of Children and Families Act 2014]. If the Government then finds it acceptable, to fine parents who take their children on holiday during term time, then SEND Parents can claim damages against the DfE, their Local Authorities and Respective Schools, for failing to educate and school their SEND Children during term time. The Supreme Court failed to follow the 'rule of law' or the equal application of the law as [they] only favoured those children who were in school (mainstream) and who didn't attend 'regularly' for a short period of time. This favouring by the Supreme Court, is a Direct and Indirect Discrimination under The Equality Act 2010, against SEND Children who are unlawfully forced to miss school or education REGULARLY by the lack of provision and or then having to be forced into a non-enabling environment, causing a health crisis. The Rule of Law is just that, the law applies equally to ALL. The lack of the rule of law can be because of negligence and or ignorance of the law itself, therefore the rule of law falls off the legislative radar because the government’s accountability factor is ineffective! The House of Commons (Petitions Committee) have twice rejected my petition, taking four months to reply, stating, "We don't understand what 'rule of law' means, so please refer to the SEND Funding Petition instead and campaign that way..." The European Court of Justice and or the European Court of Human Rights will need to be consulted on the validity of the Supreme Court's ruling, as The Education Act 1996 applies to ALL Children and Young People. I, Janet Willicott, mother of Bastian Willicott, directly affected by several unlawful SEND due processes, will seek to implement Bastian's Law and a SEND Accountability Act, to prevent any further SEND Children and their families being harmed by this culture of nonfeasance.
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  • Start a Space Cadet Force
    This will help young people to develop important life skills and pride in themselves, but through a non-military pathway. It will encourage them to look to the future and strive for excellence in a broad range of learning challenges. It will create new relationships as "esprit de corps" develops, and give participants confidence through a "start in life" that so many need in our uncertain world.
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  • Continue the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Doncaster
    Over the last 4.5years my eldest son has received some fantastic books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This has not only enhanced his love of books and stories but has encouraged him to begin to learn to read before starting school. As a parent, I think it is a great shame that such a wonderful scheme that has enabled many children to access literature, is set to close in September. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of United Kingdom is a free book gifting organisation devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere. Each month, enrolled children receive a high quality, age appropriate book in the post, free of charge. Children receive books from birth to age five. This means my other children will never know the joy of these free monthly books, or get to share the joy of reading future wonderful stories with parents and grandparents alike. This will mean families across Doncaster will not have future access to books that land on their door step every month.
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  • Get Bikeability level 2 into Auriol’s Year 6 Timetable
    Child cycle training Children between the age of 11 and 16 years account for over 25 percent of serious and fatal cycle injuries, but we can minimise the risks. Cycle training is a vital part of keeping children safe on our roads. Please sign this petition if you agree that year 6 Auriol Children should take level 2 Bikeability.
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  • Let The Children Pee
    Pupils are avoiding drinking water so they do not need to use the toilets at school and this is resulting in dehydration.
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  • Save Midlothian Music Tuition... Again
    If this proposal is approved, primary and secondary school children in Midlothian will lose access to tuition on a musical instrument unless they’re studying at an SQA exam level. By making this proposal, the government are saying that the only children who deserve the chance to fall in love with the music are those with wealthy enough families to pay for it. We’ve already petitioned and protested against this once - and in February, the council dropped their proposal. Now, they’re trying to push it through a second time, and we need to come together to stop them. As someone who didn't discover their love of music until secondary school, this is deeply upsetting and frustrating. For me, and countless other young people, music has had a phenomenally positive impact. It helps young people build confidence, instil passion, form friendships, and - for some - their whole life will revolve around it.
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  • Keep childcare level 3 at Broadwater
    This is effecting the educational choices of many students.
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  • Don’t shut Disabled people out of mainstream education
    “Mainstream is the way, just we need more support in terms of government finance to make sure those people with disabilities are supported... If you have people with disabilities in mainstream schools able bodied people will see that from when they’re young and not find it weird to see a disabled person in their work office and not know how to approach it.“ - Joanne Wacha Our experience of education shapes our entire lives. Inclusion in mainstream society right from the start is essential if Disabled people are going to take our place in society as equal citizens. Non-disabled people need to grow up with Disabled people as friends, classmates and family members if they are to understand that we are part of society and including us is not optional. It’s so important, the UN says all Disabled people have a human right to participate in mainstream education, with children learning in the same school and classroom. But right now government funding cuts mean for many Disabled pupils, including those with special educational needs, attending their local schools has been made impossible. Funding for the support Disabled children need to participate equally, such as one to one support, therapists and specialist equipment, has been hard hit by cuts. More and more Disabled pupils have found themselves shut out from mainstream schools, even pushed out of the education system altogether. If you want to live in a society which values difference, where Disabled people are included as equal citizens, please join our call to make sure inclusive education gets the funding it desperately needs. You can find out more about the campaign here: https://www.allfie.org.uk/campaigns/educate-dont-segregate/
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  • Reinstate year 8 vocational subjects at Stanley Park School
    Children who find academic work challenging now have fewer option choices for vocational subjects which is discriminatory. For children looking to take vocational subjects in year 9, their options are now dance or home cooking. Any children hoping to pursue a career in any technical subject after secondary school, these option are of very little help. Forcing children in to subjects they show little vocation for will be an unwarranted distraction to schooling if the other children on these courses.
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  • Dyslexia assesments to be mandatory in primary schools.
    Students are reaching university not knowing they're dyslexic and not getting the support they need. Grades would significantly improve, for example I get A's in my exams and D's in my written assigment making me pass, however if I'd of recognised my dyslexia sooner I would of done better. Students have sued the council for school's not testing them, this is because schools are meant to recognise it and continue to fail. I therefore believe this clearly isn't enough as so many go without diagnoses and support.
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  • support return of university grants
    For society to develop in a positive way, and for there to be true equality for all by choices.
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  • Stop cuts to Derby’s Specialist Teaching Service
    Derby City Council are planning a £220,000 cut in its specialist teaching service, which will almost exclusively affect its support for autistic children. At a time when autistic children are finding support difficult to come by, this is a massive blow to their education and their families, who are left to pick up the pieces. This cut represents a 25% loss in capacity, and must be stopped. We know that autistic children are three times more likely to be excluded than children without special needs. We know that school can be overwhelming and teaching staff often rely on training so that autistic pupils can flourish in their classrooms. The Government recognises that more needs to be done to support autistic children, in the classroom and out, and is including children and young people in their national autism strategy, released in November 2019. Instead of listening with open ears to what needs to change, Derby City Council are instead cutting jobs. Show Derby City Council that they must not make these cuts, and they must act to ensure they create an education system that works for autistic children and families.
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