Petition Tag - education

301. Stop Education Maintenance Allowance Cuts

Education maintenance allowance will be scrapped to fund the compulsory education to under-19s.

The government plans to scrap the scheme in England, which is aimed at encouraging poorer pupils to stay in education, from September next year. Supporters of the EMA, which is worth up to £30 a week, say it stops thousands of students dropping out. This cut will hit some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society.

However, ministers say it is an inefficient scheme.

Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to axe the scheme in the spending review, saying it had very high "dead weight costs".

There are no plans to cut the similar schemes that operate in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

302. Continue Offering 15-102: Exploring Programming with Graphics

15-102: Exploring Programming with Graphics is an introductory programming course. It uses graphics to present and study traditional programming constructs and fundamental algorithms in an intuitive and visually awarding way.

This is especially beneficial for students who have no prior programming experience and are visual learners. Moreover, the course provides students with the ability to "see" their code and produce advanced graphic results in relation to programming knowledge. This, in turn, makes programming enjoyable for students even when they don't plan on taking another computer science course in the future.

However, the course is being discontinued after the spring semester (S11). I personally believe that 15-102 is an invaluable introductory course, particularly for students who only need one semester of programming. The graphic feedback makes programming accessible and less daunting to learn. Furthermore, Jim Roberts, the professor, is truly passionate about the course and dedicated to help his students learn as much programming as possible.

My experience with the course was one of the best I've had at Carnegie Mellon - I hope future students may have this opportunity as well.

303. Keep the BFI Library together and accessible

Late in 2010, the British Film Institute’s (BFI) senior management proposed splitting the BFI’s collection of printed works (books, journals and the like) and establishing “digital delivery” to users at the BFI site on the London Southbank with much of the collection physically to be held at the BFI’s Berkhamsted site – about 30 miles north of London and with more than a mile walk (no public transport) between the BFI site and the nearest railway station.

Despite the BFI management claiming that the Library is “core” to the BFI’s collections and that “Developing access to collections continues to be a key goal” the proposed move will worsen access – particularly for those living outside London. Library users value both the integration of the collection and its location. In 2002, the BFI commissioned a consultants’ report which found users valued “ease of access” more than anything else; more than 70% of users said a central London location was very important – and a further 21% said it was quite important. Three quarters of respondents said they would be unlikely to travel to Berkhamsted to use the collections if they were moved there.

Splitting the BFI Library and moving much of it to Berkhamsted will drastically reduce the usefulness and usability of what’s generally agreed to be the world’s best collection of printed materials on the moving image. The BFI management’s plans will drastically damage its usefulness and effectiveness as an instrument through which the BFI has been able to discharge successfully key parts of its mission. If the BFI cannot maintain the integrity and accessibility of its collection of printed materials it must find another agency which can.

Please therefore sign the petition and encourage other past, present and future users of the BFI Library to do so.

Details of developments are usually to be found on the bfiwatch blog at http://bfiwatch.wordpress.com/

304. Educate Senior school children about Special needs and disabilities

Disability is now supported in the workplace yet many young people are being picked on at school. This is because many young people do not understand these conditions. Autism and ADHD are now VERY common yet our children have no idea about them and nor do many adults. Please sign and support if you believe it should be part of the National Curriculum for children to learn about Special Needs and Disabilities in school.

I have a son who has ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome and know how hard it is for many children with special needs in Senior School in the United Kingdom because there is little or no understanding.

305. Improve lipreading classes for people with hearing loss

Lipreading is a vital communication skill for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It helps to build confidence and independence, avoid social isolation and keep people in employment. Lipreading is a useful coping mechanism for the full spectrum of hearing loss and can be used to supplement hearing aids to maximise communication skills.

The best way to learn to lipread is through regular classes by a qualified tutor. However an RNID report found that in England there are too few classes and many people with a hearing loss are unable to attend. Many classes have closed and many more are threatened with closure. This is because the vital skill of lipreading is classified as a ‘leisure’ activity meaning that little central funding is available to run the classes and learners are expected to pay high fees.

RNID, the charity taking action on hearing loss, is calling on the Government to reclassify lipreading as an ‘essential’ skill so more people can attend a class that is available at little to no cost to them.

Please sign our petition to show your support for people with a hearing loss to have access to learn this vital skill or their communication and encourage others to do so.

306. Save Whitley Excellence Cluster

Reading Borough Council is currently proposing to cease funding for the Whitley Excellence Cluster, despite the increase in attainment and aspiration that it has been shown to lead to.

This petition was presented to Reading Borough Council on 14th February and received extensive local press coverage.

There were over 600 paper based signatures as well as the online ones

Unfortunately the lead councillor for education, Cllr Mark Ralph was not willing to take any action to support the continuing work.

This is despite the impact he acknowledged it has had on education in the area.

This petition doesn't ask Reading Borough council to keep necessarily keep funding at the existing level, but for them to stop being complacent and to act now find a way to protect this essential support to children in South Reading.

However the campaign will continue and we will look for other ways to support South Reading's schools, so please sign and we will send you occasional updates.

Please also take a look at the website.

307. Ma'at School of Excellence Petition

The British Londoners Business Community is an organising body consisting of experienced teachers and professionals who are keen to break the cycle of failing schools and high levels of school exclusion. We currently have volunteered our time and skills to collectively develop our proposal for a community school of excellence.

We are based in the Brent area of North West London, which is where we propose to launch this school.

Aim of School:
To develop culturally, spiritually, morally, aspirational adults whose vision will be to impact the global community through achievement and strong leadership.

Objectives:
To ensure the existence and promotion of an ethos which delivers social justice through mutual respect and tolerance of, and for each other, leading to self enrichment gained from understanding differences embraced within our community.

To find out more about us or if you would like to get involved, please visit our website http://www.maatse.co.uk

308. Elimination of Racism in Education

Racism is not only found in racial discrimination, but also in the denial of proper education to minorities. The "low-income" schools are very poor and have little funding to help support students in attaining a good education. In raising the funding, the schools can build better facilities, hire more teachers, and provide for a better learning experience of minority students.

This petition is intended to show school boards of various school districts that providing funding to "low-income" schools is extremely important and supported by the public.

309. Statement on anti-education cuts action for Thursday 9th December

Thursday 9th December is the date that the Government has determined for the debate on the raising of the fee cap. The University and Colleges Union (UCU) and the National Union of Students (NUS) have called for a mass lobby of Parliament on that day, and are coordinating transport to that end.

The University of London Union (ULU) and the Education Activists' Network (EAN) have called a demonstration from Malet Street to Parliament. It is supported by the London Region of UCU.

At the UCU's Higher Education Sector Conference an emergency motion was adopted without opposition which called for congratulations to the students who had led the campaign against the scrapping of the Educational Maintenance Allowance and against the raising of fees to £9,000. It also called for a national mobilisation for a London demonstration and lobby of Parliament on the day that raising the fee cap was to be debated.

It is unfortunate that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the UCU has not been able to meet at this crucial time to consider this and other proposals for resisting the Government's policy on Further and Higher Education.

310. Say "No" to further pension changes

ATL believes modestly-paid education staff deserve good pensions as part of a fair remuneration package with enough income to live independently and with dignity in retirement.

The coalition government plans huge reforms to public sector pensions, potentially telling education professionals:

You must pay more for your pension;

You must work longer before getting it;

You will get less money in retirement;

Say no to paying more, working longer, getting less!

Sign this petition to join ATL in speaking out for pensions; rejecting attempts to force reform on recently reviewed schemes; and telling the coalition government that this triple whammy of change is unacceptable.

311. Stop Ikea using palm oil

Palm oil is in 1 in 10 productson British shelves. It is grown in tropical countries in South East Asia, Africa and South America. Large tracts of rainforest are cut down to provide plantations to grow palm oil.

It is used since it is cheap to produce but it is very environmentally damaging to rainforest species of plants and animals including big cats and primates. It is often labelled in a deceptive way when in products using scientific names and euphemisms.

Ikea, which claims to have an environmental and sustainability promise use palm oil in their candles. This extremely environmentally destructive behaviour is disappointing in a company that puts itself forward as being ethical in every way.

MASC is a charity set up to educate children and adults in the West about what effects their choices in shopping have on environments far removed and easily forgotten from themselves.

312. Sheffield Supports Saving EMA

In the Comprehensive Spending Review the Con Dem Government decided to scrap EMA, an allowance of between £10 and £30 per week, which is currently paid to 16-19 year olds continuing in further education and training, from households with incomes below £30,000.

EMA has had a fantastic impact in Sheffield, last year it helped over 6,000 16-19 year olds to continue in post-16 education and training. The decision to scrap it will impact on the life-chances of young people from Sheffield and will particularly disadvantage young people in lower socio-economic groups and from minority backgrounds.

We also urge you to support the national Save EMA Campaign, which has been endorsed by Shadow Education Secretary Andy Burnham http://saveema.co.uk/

313. Support for student action against cuts

On the 10th of November, over 50,000 people marched in the streets against cuts to education and the proposed increase of tuition fees to £9,000. The 24th of November was a national day of action, in which students at over 15 universities went into occupation, and in which school students walked out of their classes.

This sends a powerful message to government that people are not willing to put up with the destruction of the futures of an entire generation.

At the UCU’s Higher Education sector conference on 25 November, an emergency motion was passed calling on the UCU National Executive Committee to back a national demonstration and to support student walkouts when the tuition fee Bill is debated in Parliament in December. This petition is designed to support, and firm up, this motion and to let the NEC know that there is real support amongst academic staff for the student action.

314. Free School Petition for a Lewisham Montessori Primary School

This petition is to demonstrate support for the campaign for a Montessori Primary School in Lewisham. The campaign is driven by the need for more reception class places in the borough and a commitment to the right to choose the Montessori method.

A new Montessori state school would provide parents with more choice and benefit children through a distinct method of teaching that has proved hugely successful in many schools around the world for more than 100 years. To keep up to date with our campaign see our Facebook page here:
http://tinyurl.com/lmp-school

315. MPs should vote against tuition fee rise

If the Government’s plans for higher education go ahead it will be a disaster for students and the future of university education;

• students will be leaving university saddled with debts of up to £80,000;

• higher education will become a two tier system with only the rich going to the best universities;

• access to university will be based on bank balances not your academic ability;

• poorer students will be put off going to university if they have to pay £9,000 a year.

316. Pharmacy Written Exam Refund

The NSW intern pharmacy written examination was held on August 21st 2010. Candidates who failed this exam were reimbursed for this first exam and also sat their second examination free of charge.

However, candidates who passed their examination were not reimbursed despite having experienced the same disorderly examination delivery. This included, and was not limited to, computer server failure, up to hours delay in examination starting times and candidates were directed to incorrect examination rooms. Incorrect results were also falsely released to candidates by Pearson VUE.

Candidates who failed acknowledged they would need to resit a second examination if they failed prior to sitting the first examination by applying for this exam. These candidates were also not inconvenienced as their application to register as a pharmacist (due to the timing of the second written exam) allowed them to qualify as a pharmacist with the remainder of the cohort who passed.

The passing candidates have been discriminated against and unjustly penalised financially for passing an examination conducted by Pearson VUE.

317. SAVE EMA + BONUSES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

For years students such as myself have been planning what they will do with their lives. Many of us intended to go on to university to study hard, have fun and then make something of our lives. That whole dream can exist for anyone from any background.

The university fees have already been put up for the class of 2012 forcing us to all have to consider alternative routes if there are indeed any and then the EMA bonuses were stopped and now there is talk of totally scrapping EMA all together. I ask how is it fair that the cuts to education are ALL affecting the students born of 1993 and 1994? There are people on job seekers allowance who sit at home doing nothing while the people in education do not even receive half of what they do.

There are people who i know for a fact don't work because they are ex addicts that earn more than my mother who works in a job she hates just to keep our heads above water. understandably they need the money as they are listed as unable to work yet they are able to do voluntary work that they enjoy and spending time at home with their children where as working parents are not. Money has begun to be more valuable than flesh, blood and bone, the human race. How can it be argued that that is right in any kind of way?

318. Autism specialist Prep-Yr12 school for the Western Region

We are calling for immediate equity in Autism education throughout Melbourne's metropolitan regions.

319. Tutoring and Educational Assistance for Atlanta's inner city youth

The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards. First grade students are tested on Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics, while Second grade through Fifth grade students are tested on Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.

2010 CRCT statistics for three undisclosed inner city schools located within the heart of Zone 4 are as follows:

School One: Math - 69%; Science - 69%; Social Science - 65%; Reading - 83%; Language Arts - 81%

School Two: Math - 58%; Science - 58%; Social Science - 53%; Reading - 79%; Language Arts - 74%

School Three: Math - 54%; Science - 52%; Social Science - 37%; Reading - 73%; Language Arts - 75%

From the above research, it can be concluded that educational assistance is needed primarily in Mathematics, Science and Social Science; for each school has FAILING percentages.

320. Keep our Children Safe

School zones are very effective, during end of school hours and shorthly thereafter only though. Children walking home, riding bikes, and even the children getting rides home are still unsafe. The speed limit in residential areas with school zones, should not only be reduced, but should be expanded hourly and in distance.

If the speed limit were to be reduced and expanded, the children in the neighborhoods surrounding schools, would be safer and more secure. People would be able to pay attention to their surroundings more and take better precautions to prevent speeding, accidents, even deaths.

321. Help Pay for Education

TOM MULLINS WANTS TO TAKE AWAY YOUR FINANCIAL AID! GET OUT AND VOTE!

On Sunday, September 24, 2010, a New Mexican student's question was featured on a KOAT debate between candidates for Congress in Northern New Mexico, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Republican Tom Mullins.

This person asked what the candidates would do to support students working to afford college. In the clip below you can see Tom Mullins argue AGAINST financial aid!

http://www.koat.com/video/25497459/detail.html

322. Save Kilmodan School

Argyll and Bute Council is proposing to close Kilmodan School in the Clachan of Glendaruel. This proposal will deleterious affect our children's future and the future of the glen. If the school goes, we will lose services and amenities.

323. Help protect and prevent Pre-School children from being arrested

Help protect and prevent Pre-School children from being arrested and possibly face criminal charges for merely behaving badly and having a temper tantrum while attending elementary school.

On Oct 12,2010,a Police Officer from the Fort Pierce Police Department was called to a local elementary school in response to a disturbance.

"An unruly 5-year-old student has been suspended from Garden City Early Learning Academy after he threw a toy car at one student and kicked a teacher and the principal after they intervened."

The Officer reported that the child could have faced battery charges but he did not charge the youth, and he was released to his parent. A better choice would have been to notify the parent first, before wasting an emergency call on something that could have been handled by the school administration or paternal intervention.

Although this behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable, it is also unethical to seek legal intervention in situations such as this; as the child was not an immediate threat or danger to safety and well-being of the public. It is a 5 year old child for crying aloud who kicked a couple of adults in the shins!
Any child under the age of 18 years can be legally charged with a criminal offense in the State of Florida and detained in a Juvenile Detention Center.

Any responsible and mature adult who has wilfully taken on the responsibility of educating and caring for children should be properly trained and competent enough to know how to deescalate an irate child or at least handled this issue in a more appropriate manner.

Perhaps a more sensible and logical approach would have been to:
1. Verbally reprimand
2. Isolate to an in-school detention classroom
3. Suspension
4. Notify the parents/guardians
5. Only call Law Enforcement as a last resort for absolutely necessary and unavoidable circumstances.

It is very unprofessional to take advantage of a resource that should only be used as a last resort, after exhausting all other means of relief.

We ask the School Board Administration to establish a standardize procedure for handling cases such as this. We also request that our educators and administrators receive sensitivity awareness training to help them to be more proficient and sympathetic to the needs of their students, regardless if they are the best or worst behaved. Behaving badly does not make a Pre-K child a criminal that deserves to be treated as such. He/she is merely a tyrant that needs appropriate discipline and guidance.

324. Money for drug users and alcoholics but not for fulltime students?

Did you know that currently, if I were to sit on my backside all day watching day time television and drinking and smoking my life away, I'd be able to claim more in benefits than most people who are working earn. Is that right? Is that the sort of person you want your taxes to support?

Or would you rather your taxes go towards helping someone support themselves through college so that they can get a decent job at the end of it and pay back what they've claimed?

I am a young person living independently and trying to put myself through full time college whilst support my family at the same time. As it stands, I am not entitled to any money to help pay the bills or pay for household essentials, and what is this going to lead to? It's going to lead to me and my partner dropping out of college and claiming benefits for a lot longer than our 2 year college courses.

325. Sign Online Petition to Restore SCAN TV Funding in City of Seattle Budget and as the Public Access Manager

SCAN TV (Seattle Community Access Network Television) offer Seattle and King County residents and organizations affordable production resources and access to various kinds of distribution technologies to become the Producers and the Content Providers of SCAN TV, allowing SCAN TV to showcase diverse expressions of thought, art and entertainment. SCAN airs on Comcast channel 77 and Broadstripe 23 in Seattle.

FUNDING: Public access channels come from Section 611 of the Communications Act. They are dedicated channel space on cable systems specifically for “use by the general public.” The cable channels pay for public access through franchise fees paid by subscribers; since 2006, those franchise fees are paid by Comcast to the City of Seattle, Department of Information Technology, and are held in the Cable Television Franchise Subfund. The Department of Information Technology contracts with SCAN as the “designated public access manager for the City of Seattle.” In 2010, SCAN received $650,000 from the City for this purpose.

Anyone can sign! Our first preference is for Seattle residents, then King County residents.

326. Save Jobs at the University of Reading

The University plans to appoint a reader/professor in theatre and sack one lecturer specialising in film and one lecturer specialising in television. This is part of the University’s plans to both save money and to reshape the University ‘strategically’. The two lecturers who will be dismissed are most likely to be junior members of staff (the department has a high proportion of young lecturers) and the new reader/professor will certainly be on a much higher pay scale. Therefore, the cost saving objective behind this plan is not apparent. Neither does the ‘reshaping strategy’ (e.g. scaling back film and television while investing in theatre) have any clear reasoning behind it. Repeatedly, the University has claimed that the decision to favour theatre in the current plans is based upon perceptions of relative research strength. For example, early in the process of planning where to make cuts, the University management suggested that film performed less well in the last RAE (Research Assessment Exercise). It was pointed out that this was pure speculation (the RAE results are completely anonymous and do not identify individual lecturers let alone separate theatre from film or television) and they eventually retracted this claim (or, rather, stopped saying it). However, they continue to point to the perceived greatest value for the department of theatre as a research discipline as the basis for their decisions. Whenever they are questioned on the academic basis for their strategy, the University management is unable to point to any factual data, any objective or empirical evidence. We, the undersigned, point out that the University seems to be basing their continued strategy, which will destroy two careers, on gossip and innuendo.

Moreover, by singling out film and television specialists, the University is effectively undermining the interdisciplinarity of the department, which is one of its renowned features. For example, the BA in Film and Theatre is a single-honours degree. The disciplines are substantially integrated through the department’s teaching, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as through the department’s research. Moreover, the recently advertised post of reader/professor in theatre would be the replacement of a retired member of staff whose job title was ‘professor in film and drama’.

We note that the department has been unable to appoint at reader level or above in theatre on two separate occasions (the post was last advertised in August 2010 and the University was unable to draw up a shortlist of a sufficient calibre). In effect, this means that the University will fire two (almost certainly junior) academics in order to have the ‘research leadership’ of a person who they cannot find. This is not only morally indefensible but is also severely misguided. The department is a very young one (in terms of the age of its lecturers), the University having repeatedly invested in the long-term potential of junior staff. Neither the University nor the department has ever suggested junior staff are not fulfilling this potential, so they should have the patience to realise the long-term vision their previous appointments demonstrated and reward the excellence in teaching and research displayed by this vibrant department. The University has also invested in an £11 million building for the department (opening Easter this year), which will contain state of the art facilities for theatre, film and television, and we, the undersigned, suggest the University should better value the staff who will work in its new buildings.

In the current climate, many will feel that financial savings must be made at Reading and at other universities. However, here as elsewhere, savings can be made by voluntary redundancy and the non-replacement of staff. We do not accept the University pursuing a misguided and short-termist agenda that will destroy careers, staff morale, will weaken the diversity of research and teaching in the department and is part of a ‘strategy’ that is ill-conceived and lacks an objective grounding in fact.


Please read on...

To those signing the petition, we ask if you would please email as many of the senior members of the University of Reading management that you can in order to protest against its mistreatment of staff and to demand that it withdraw from its plans for a new appointment in theatre so that it can save existing posts.

The email addresses are below and we have also included a suggested template for the email at the bottom. Please use/don’t use as you see fit. We would be so grateful if you can show your support for the staff in Reading FTT in any way you can and protest against the sacking of two lecturers in order to get in a new, more senior member of staff. This is all part of a severely misguided (not to mention callous) management agenda.

Thank you so much for your support!

Gordon Marshall (Vice Chancellor): g.marshall@reading.ac.uk

Christopher Fisher (President of University Council): cfisher@penfida.co.uk

Tony Downes (Deputy Vice Chancellor): t.a.downes@reading.ac.uk

Rob Robson (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning): pvctandl@reading.ac.uk

Sue Walker (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities): s.f.walker@reading.ac.uk

Jonathan Bignell (Head of School of Arts, English and Communication Design and member of FTT department): j.bignell@reading.ac.uk


Dear *,

I call on the University of Reading to withdraw its plans to make two lecturers redundant in its Film, Theatre and Television department (FTT) while appointing a new reader/professor in the same department. The University says that its ‘intention remains of course to avoid the need for compulsory redundancy where this is possible’ yet these redundancies are clearly avoidable here – a reader/professor clearly costs a lot more than the lecturers the University plans to dismiss. These redundancies will not only potentially destroy two careers, they will undermine the interdisciplinarity the FTT department is known for and the diversity and vibrancy of its teaching and research.

In the current climate, the University management clearly feels that financial savings must be made. However, here as elsewhere, the savings can be made by voluntary redundancy and the non-replacement of staff. I contend that this would be a much less divisive and much less destructive way of coping with the current funding crisis and would therefore prove to be a much more effective management policy in the longer term.

Thanks for your time in reading this.

Yours *

327. Mandatory Handwriting / Penmanship Classes for Elementary Schools

For over 25 years she has been featured on many radio and television talk shows as well as in the written media. In fact she helped write episodes for the popular CBS show Criminal Minds. She has completed casework for many public and private agencies (see references below).

Her most memorable cases include warning a woman that her husband could brutally murder her – a year later, he did. Another when she stated a sheriff deputy was dangerous – he later killed his girlfriend. Another when she stated a Homicide Investigator should not be trusted with children – he was later convicted of six counts of Child Battery. She also has enjoyed assisting in famous cases such as Michael Jackson, Darlie Routier, and missing Baby Gabriel.

Treyce is the President of both the National Association of Handwriting & Document Experts (NAHDE), and the International Association of Handwriting Formation Therapists (IAHFT). She is the CEO of the non-profit agency Written Escape, a proud member of Find Me, the National Scholar’s Honor Society, CHAI, SSCA, and others.

Her 15 published books include “Written Violence – the Personality Behind the Pen”, “Case Files of a Forensic Handwriting Analyst”, “Answers”, “The Only Handwriting Analysis Book You Will Ever Need”, “Dangerous Ink”, “Finding Mr. & Mrs. Write”, “What’s Going on Upstairs”, "You Abused Me: Handwriting of Victims", "I Abused You: Handwriting of Perpetrators", and more.

Services include custody evaluations, employment & tenant screening, jury selection, pre-parole evaluations, detecting lies & drugs, pre-termination violence assessments, compatibility, progression of suicide, sexual abuse, forgeries, anonymous notes, and much more. She nor her staff are affected by geographical boundaries.

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328. Online Learning for All

In the digital age all aspects of life are focused online.
Many individual, do not have access due to finance, age, or geographical situation.

This will isolate then now and in the future which will be a major disadvantage and will help to form an elite sectors of society in the world. A global education of people is needed in regard to the disadvantage in this regard.

Without this, ideas could lead to major divisions in the world which must be avoided.

329. Bikers against the strikes

The strikes in South Africa are busy destroying our country. Our children have no education, medical care is not available, petrol companies to start a strike on the 28th of August 2010.

330. Consult the community before Tidemill Primary School is converted into an Academy

It is proposed that Tidemill Primary School, Deptford, London is converted into an Academy. To consult with and inform parents, it has been suggested that over the summer holiday a random selection of 5 parents from each year followed by a one hour meeting by the Board of Governors is adequate.

This petition is for a full and unbiased consultation with all parents and the local community before this important and far reaching change is pushed through.