United Kingdom

Glasgow City Council have decided to cease funding for Newlands Junior College. Newlands Junior College provides much needed education for 14 to 16 year olds who are disengaged from schooling and are at risk of long term failure. The College real achievement has been that many young people who at the time they entered seemed destined for failure, have emerged as the kind of young people likely to make a success of their lives. There are many reasons for this success. However the most important is the cultivation of strong trusting relationships between students and staff. Young people who started out very suspicious of adults in authority have come to realise that the teachers at the College are on their side. The quality of relationships can only be established in the intimate atmosphere of a small college, specifically dedicated to a group of disadvantaged young people.

We the undersigned call on Glasgow City Council to reconsider their decision to cease funding for Newlands Junior College.

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The Save Newlands Junior College petition to 10,000 was written by Linda Anderson and is in the category Education at GoPetition.