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Do you feel you have enough balanced information regarding the proposal to irreversibly change Worthing High School to an Academy? Do you know what the differences are between the current situation and an Academy? Do you feel informed on the pros and cons of the issue?
Have you seen the decision making criteria the Governing Body will be using to make this decision? Have you seen the financial breakdown they are using to consider this change? If the answer to any of these questions is no then please sign this petition. We are asking Worthing High School to allow parents and interested parties access to the information they are basing their decision on and to have some transparency around this issue.
It is a very complicated issue with far reaching consequences and parents need to feel as fully informed and knowledgeable about the process as possible.
Positive Mental Attitude Academy is a newly proposed 11 - 18 Free Academy intending to be established in the London Borough of Southwark.
Our Vision is underpinned by a strong educational objective: that is, to become an exemplary and iconic school playing a key role in the journey to reverse current trends of education underachievement. We plan to represent the niche of excellence and high attainment, and to maintain this standard long term by providing every child access to a high quality education in a learning environment where access is open to all and success is the reward!
We will offer an International Curriculum enabling students to gain internationally recognised certificates, and gain employable skills whilst increasing their prospects of employment wherever they may be located around the world. Our curriculum will stretch our students that they remain challenged and stimulated. It will allow our students opportunity to engage in student exchange and cover depth and breadth.
The Academy needs your support in order that it can realise the high expectations and excellence, underpinned by stong discipline and ethos for children and young people.
Henry Morris developed the concept of the Village College in Cambridgeshire. He believed that education was a lifelong experience and that schools should be firmly rooted in their communities. Impington Village College with its grade 1 listed Bauhaus ‘Gropius Hall’ is iconic within the Village College movement. This powerful vision for education in Cambridgeshire is being dismantled.
No longer governed as public bodies, academies are set up as independent charitable companies and constituted in the same way as commercial companies. The relationship between schools and their communities is being transformed by Michael Gove¹s policy where school governance is handed wholesale to unaccountable Academy Trusts. These Trusts will ultimately have a free hand to do as they please, even transfer schools to management by education companies, with only the consent of the Trustees who have no obligation to consult with parents, staff, students, the community or even the school governors.
Smaller schools and those in poorer communities, often requiring a more diverse range of services, will find it more difficult to ‘go it alone’ as academies. Money is being ‘top sliced’ from Local Authorities to fund academies and this is leading to the break up of the county-wide provision and planning of services, which will have a damaging effect on those who are most in need.
We invite everyone who values accountability and fairness in education to sign the petition opposing the proposal for Impington Village College to become an academy.
We are also collecting signatures requesting an extension of time to the consultation on academy conversion – petition link here:
Impington Village College has just concluded a 4 week consultation on becoming an academy. Like most other schools in Cambridgeshire, the consultation has been rushed through and very little has been done to notify the local community, despite the governors saying that they wish to preserve the school’s “distinct ethos as an outward-facing village college true to the founding vision described by Henry Morris”.
We have collected around 300 local signatures on a paper petition, requesting an extension of time, to enable wider consultation, and expect the number to increase to between 300 and 400 by the time of the next governors’ meeting on 19th July.
At present the governors are ignoring the voice of the local community. The governors have not even acknowledged the petition*, let alone said they will consider it at the next full governors’ meeting on 19th July. A petition of this size should not simply be ‘swept under the carpet.”
We would like to extend the petition to include the wider Cambridgeshire community as every school that converts to an academy affects the neighbouring maintained schools and the services the Local Authority is able to provide. Changes of this magnitude should not be rushed through without broad and inclusive consultation. Please sign the petition if you live in Cambridgeshire.
We are also collecting signatures opposing the academy conversion – petition link here:
*petition since acknowledged by governors, after contact from local councillors, but still no indication that the consultation is likely to be extended.
It has been proposed that Hazel Grove High School, Stockport be converted into an academy.
This petition is to allow for all the people who can not attend school organised meetings to have their say.
Every opinion should be counted and this petition is here to give everyone a voice.
On 31st March Icknield High School in Luton began a consultation to convert to Academy status. This will take the school out of Local Authority control.
This will make the school undemocratic, and open to be sold to the highest bidder. Local Authorities, which have democratic structures, are best placed to run schools.
The Governing Body of Tile Hill Wood School and Language College in Coventry are considering applying for academy status. This will remove Tile Hill Wood from the local family of schools and the support of Coventry City Council.
We oppose this. Tile Hill Wood is a good school and believe there is no benefit to be gained from changing it. However, there are considerable risks involved if it becomes an academy.
The leaderships of the secondary schools in the London Borough of Sutton are moving towards a mass conversion to academy status in the near future. The government is enticing schools to convert with ideas such as freedom over budgets, policies, extra funding.
These are assurances with caveats, offers with small print, and there is a real and severe risk that the quality of education for children in the Borough will suffer now and in the future if these conversions go ahead. Conversion does not assure a school's future, it places overall control in the hands of central government and removes all local accountability.
The Chestnut Grove Governors are meeting on the 17th February to discuss applying for Academy status. The NUT group in the school have voted to strike against the possible change of employer.
If you are connected to Wandsworth, please sign the petition and support the teachers.
In 1937, the Best Supporting Actor and Actress were first awarded. The winners received plaques instead of statuettes for the first seven years. After that according to the Academy's history, in 1943, all plaques were later replaced with statuettes.
Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win the role of Best Supporting Actress in 1939 for Mammy in Gone with the Wind received the award (plaque), but her plaque was never replaced with the statuette (Oscar). She donated her plaque to Howard University, but is was lost during the riots of the 1960's.
Because it is such an important historical artifact the Friends of Hattie believe that it is only right for the lost plaque to be replaced with a statuette as have been all other plaques. Plans have been made to house the award at the international headquarters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. McDaniel was a member and a part of the first graduate chapter, Sigma Sigma that was formed in Los Angeles who were instrumental in petitioning the Academy to nominate her.
In 1954 the Canadian noted Canadian sculptor Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook was commissioned by the government to create 8 large relief stone panels for the facade of the Federal Building in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.
These works of art today are regarded as historically significant as they depict the then thriving wildlife and industry in Canada. Images carved by Holbrook include the now endangered species of the Caribou, Grizzly Bear and Beaver as well as threatened industries such as cod fishing, mining and lumbering. All once a vital part of our nations history and still today topics of relevant concern.
Mr. Vranich, President of Burlington-based Vrancor Group, bought the federal building in 2004 for a condo project, but the structure has been vacant since. In 2008 the city took back a $4 million renewal loan after Vranich failed to move on the project. In 2009, he and his company were fined after pleading guilty to breaching fire regulations by using the building to illegally store propane tanks, carpets, mattresses and wooden furniture.
On January 13th Mr. Vranich issued a permit to have the former Federal Building and its sculptures by Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook demolished. Clearly Mr. Vranich does not understand the hisotrical or cultural importance of the stone sculptures created by Dr. Holbrook who received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian art.
City officials say unless Vranich is willing to negotiate removal of the sculptures, there's nothing they can do because the building is not protected by a heritage designation. The only real hurdle stopping the wrecking crew is a requirement he give the city 60 days written notice of its demolition.
We need to strongly request that the City of Hamilton designate the former Federal Building with Heritage Designation to prevent these works of art to be lost forever.
We as parents hereby express our grave concerns regarding the planned transformation of the Type I European School Culham into an Academy and a Type II European School from September 2011.
1. To this date, information meetings with involved parties in the phasing-out and transformation processes have focused mainly on general intentions and plans and the general urgent need to acquire funding and approval for the planned academy.
2. Nothing specific has been presented regarding budgetary or financial matters that can ensure that an academy will be viable from the planned start date.
3. Nothing specific has been presented as to how any EU funding provided for the remaining Type II European school and/or the Academy will be guaranteed to safeguard the educational requirements of existing European School pupils during the phasing-out period until 2017, culminating in the European Baccalaureate.
4. At the most recent meetings during November 2010, too many questions from parents to the panel remained unanswered.
5. The future positions of staff members, particularly seconded staff, remain unresolved. There is a critical lack of process clarification from all the update meetings attended by pupils and parents, this has led to grave concerns about the quality of the transfer process. Parents and pupils were promised a seamless transition.
Quest Academy charter school sits on 4000 S in West Haven, UT. The speed limit in front of this school is 50 mph. This school is from K - 7 and within the next two years will go up to 9th grade. As this school grows as does the traffic problem.
Children, parents and caregivers are trying to cross the street, park and pull out of the parking lot and merge with the traffic already on that road. 50 mph is too fast of a speed lmit for any school let alone any business.
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.
The Alpharetta Ambush soccer program is administered by the City of Alpharetta. The team has achieved great success in the 9 years since DOC David Eristavi has managed the program, with many successful young players moving through Rec leagues to Academy to Select to RPL3. Eighty percent of players from top Ambush teams have even been offered soccer scholarships, many at NCAA Div. 1 schools.
The Ambush club is well known in the soccer community due to this success and has attracted top trainers who coach top Alpharetta talent.
During the 2007/08 season, the City of Alpharetta changed the residency requirement for Ambush teams from 50% for the entire program to 50% per individual team. This ruling has already had a detrimental effect on the Ambush Club and its residents.
Imposing a 50% residency requirement per individual team creates instability, including those who meet the requirement, as they are left with uncertainty from year to year about their team's status. The uncertainty has and will continue to lead to defections to other clubs.
We believe Alpharetta residents benefit by having a high-calibre youth soccer club by:
- Generating interest for youth soccer at all levels including Rec;
- Providing Alpharetta residents with a top-notch club and high-quality teams for their youth players to participate in;
- Adding to the great schools and programs that attract people to Alpharetta;
- Having players act as ambassadors for the City of Alpharetta;
- Teaching life skills on and off the field;
- Creating a stronger Alpharetta community for youth and adults;
- and thereby increasing housing values
We support the City's desire to be good stewards of residents' resources, and believe this can be achieved while still creating greater stability for the Club by enforcing the 50% residency requirement to the Ambush Club as a whole vs. individual Ambush teams.
There are certain members of Lornshill Academy who seem to have a bit of difficulty understanding how staging works.
Not only staging though, playing the piano and other instruments seems to come as such a challenge. So with this petition we aim to MAKE A CHANGE!
Georgia Connections Academy is a pioneering virtual public charter school whose mission is to maximize academic achievement for students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Georgia who need an alternative to the traditional classroom.
Georgia Connections Academy’s belief is that all students can thrive through a Georgia Performance Standards-aligned, individualized learning program that combines the best in virtual education with unique technology-based teacher productivity tools and very real connections among students, family, teachers, and the community. Students will attend school primarily from home, following a Personalized Learning Plan under the supervision of highly qualified Georgia teachers working in partnership with the student’s face-to-face “learning coach” – typically a parent/extended family member. The school will also provide students with all necessary technology along with community socialization activities.
The Connections Academy virtual school model has already shown that it resonates with families across Georgia. More than 21,000 Georgia families have expressed their interest in having a quality virtual charter school by contacting Connections Academy by telephone, email, or the website.
The Academy Is... are an amazing band made up of five members. They originate from Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A and are primarily known as a live band around fans. Their show are filled with emotion and energy, and the odd prank sometimes too!
After seven (7) years of providing before and aftercare transportaion for school age children residing in Wading River attending Riverhead Schools (Riley Ave) the Superintendent deemed the location of Kiddie Academy Wading River as out of District by 1 1/2 blocks.
The District failed to notify either parents who attended Kiddie Academy or Kiddie Academy of their decision until a new neighbor went to register their child for September busing with the district. We feel the district has not given us ample time to appeal to the district voters, nor the education commissioner to petition for this decision. The district still has not formally notified any parent whose child is affected. We wish to appeal to the district and the board for a hold on their to decision for the school year 2009/2010 to allow for such an appeal and or alternative care and or work schedule.
There is no monetary expense for the district to bus these children to this location as they have to pass the location to provided busing to their homes.
20. Save Serns
Justin Serns is well known around the school campus for being one of the most fun and dedicated Physical Education teachers around. But what some people don't know is that he is the 8th Grade Science and 8th Grade Math teacher and the Jr. High Basketball coach.
As you all probably know, these economic times are harsh. The school needs around 45 new kids to keep all of the staff. Since that is not a realistic goal with the senior class graduating taking several kids with it the school has decided to cut Justin Serns.
Justin Serns is one of the youngest teachers at the school, and a favorite teacher to the students he teaches. The kids he teaches can really relate to him. The school needs some new, young teachers, and that is what he is.
In an efforts to improved school performance many public schools throughout the country are implementing school uniforms in an effort to improve overall performance and to reduce negative behavior.
Listed below is a summary of the some of the pros for wearing uniforms:
1. Many educators and sociology experts believe that students who wear school uniforms perform better academically in school.
2. Students are often so focused on their wardrobe that it distracts them from learning.
3. Some experts believe that a mandatory uniform policy will remove this distraction and improve student attention.
Lower BHA Tuition for the Year 2007 - 2008. Stop Last Minute Tuition Increases.
Parents of Brighter horizons Academy students, please sign this petition to Lower BHA Tuition for the Year 2007 - 2008.
ДА СПАСИМ ЕДИН ОТ СИМВОЛИТЕ НА СОФИЯ,
ДА ПРЕДОТВРАТИМ ЛЕГАЛНО ПРЕСТЪПЛЕНИЕ!
Съществува реална заплаха площад “Александър Невски” да бъде обезобразен!
Покварата на парите, поразяваща в последните години фатално обществото, не подминава и неговите идеални сфери – културните. Единствено гражданската активност днес е в състояние да възпрепятства пъклената сделка между ръководството на Националната художествена академия и държавната администрация. Плодът на този гешефт е привидно благороден – нова сграда на академията. Това би било похвално, ако не водеше до загуба на историческото наследство, до потъпкване на националната памет, за да се намести поредната стъклена недомислица на това сакрално място в сърцето на столицата.
Псевдомодерната постройка брутално ще наруши духовния мир, който цял век се определя от царственото благородство на храмовата архитектура на “Ал. Невски”. Този проект е посегателство над свещеното културно пространство, в което са се обучавали и преподавали най-големите творци на България.
Дотук се стигна и след като беше нарушен законът за обществените поръчки, за да сключи неизгоден за държавата договор за проектиране на стойност 2 000 000 лева – по 100 лева на квадратен метър, като близо една трета от застроената площ предвижда гаражи, ресторанти и сладкарници.
Други последици от новия строеж:
Подлежи на разрушение наситената с неподражаема духовна енергия 104-годишна сграда на академията.
Унищожаване на ценни археологически находки от софийския некропол, за да бъдат построени подземни гаражи на две нива за близо 500 коли.
Многократно утежняване на автомобилния трафик в района.
Прекъсване на учебния процес в НХА и възстановяването му в нови, неподходящи за неговата специфика условия.
Премахване на парковата площ и унищожаване на близо 90 дървета
Поредно доказателство, че използването на властта за финансови престъпления може да остане безнаказано.
SAVE ONE OF SOFIA CITY’S SYMBOLS, THREATENED BY A LEGAL CRIME
THE BEAUTIFUL “ALEXANDER NEVSKY” SQUARE IN SOFIA, BULGARIA, IS IN DANGER!
The corruption that spreads all over our society has eventually struck the cultural and art spheres in Bulgaria. Now only civic courage is capable of stopping it. The recently approved project for a new “modern” building of the National Academy of Arts will totally destroy the sacred architectural harmony in the area. Additionally, the signed contract is a violation of Bulgarian laws.
The 104-year old historical building of the academy will be condemned
Lots of ancient archeological artifacts will be obliterated during the construction of underground garages for over 500 cars. Heavy traffic jams will follow. The beautiful old garden in the academy yard will disappear.
Head Start is a program that was founded by parents and supported by government funds. The organizational structure of Head Start allows parents to vote on issues that will affect their children's well-being. Parents are entitled to reject the decisions made by board members.
The main objective at Head Start, Inc. should be to make sure the children are being taught in a healthy and safe environment. The move of Head Start from its current location to the Paulding's Children's Academy located at 145 Academy Drive in Dallas, Georgia 30132 was not voted on or approved by any parents who children attend the center located at 55 Hiram Drive in Hiram, Georgia 30341.
This move will cause parents to have to make alternate child care arrangements for their children. The center is not within reasonable proximity from each parents home and Head Start does not provide bus transportation for its students.
The new location smells unsanitary upon entering and parents are not allowed to take a walk through the center to get a better idea of the environment in which their children will be learning.
There has been a large decrease in enrollment since Steven Harrell became headmaster, enough so that Central Hinds Academy is dropping from an AA to A classification.
Elfy la candidate de la Star Academy 6 a été éliminée le vendredi 3 novembre 2006.
Nous n'avons pas vu les résultats du public.
Gael a quitté le château, une place dans la tournée est désormais vacante.
Elfy était la dernière éliminée.
Nous souhaitons qu'elle puisse participer à la tournée 2006 de la Star Academy 6
March 13, 2006
This petition is an attempt to convince the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to change their rules, making the viewing of all nominees in any given category mandatory and verifiable, before allowing Academy members to vote in that category.
On the heels of the controversial Best Picture selection of Crash at the recent Academy Awards ceremony, it was disturbing to hear Academy voters like Tony Curtis and Ernest Borgnine admit publicly that they refused to view all of the Best Picture nominees.
The Academy Award has in the past been considered the pinnacle of achievement in the motion picture industry. Now imagine a panel of judges at the Olympics awarding the gold medal, which is viewed as the pinnacle of achievement in sport, to a specific competitor, despite refusing to view the routines of all participating competitors. The uproar would be quick, relentless and perfectly justified.
l'ex prof de chant de la star academy, Isabelle Charles, comptants de nombreux fans, nous avons décider de nous mobiliser pour son retour sur la prochaine saison.
It's been 21 years since Richard Burton passed away and his memory still 'burns as green as grass'.
Elizabeth Taylor recently referred to the fact that Richard Burton had been nominated for an Oscar a record 7 times but had never won. She mentioned that it maybe time that his contribution to the industry should be recognised. We at the Richard Burton Yahoo group agree.
If you think Richard Burton should be honour too, please sign our petition.
The corner of Bellevue Ave and Niles Ave continutes to be an area of great danger for the pedestrians and traffic in this area. This has been the area of three or four traffic accidents in the last year. This is especially hazardous because of children and traffic attending Mt. Calvary Academy and the city's park accross the street and the newly opended George Butts Park, on Bellevue Avenue.
We have requested the city of Daytona to place caution light in this area, on several occasions. It is our opinion that the placement of this caution light will tremendously add to the safety of our children and help prevent our children from injury.