Support your local school to stay safe.
How This Works
- Enter your postcode to see if there is already a campaign for your school. Sign and share it if there is!
- If there isn't, choose your school and then click on "I'll be a leader" to start one. On the next page you will confirm your choice and then you will see our template petition language (see below) which you can edit.
- Then all you will need to to do is share it with your friends and neighbours, then deliver it to your school by email before 1 June.
What do the petitions say?
We want our school to reopen BUT not before it's safe for society, our children and families and the staff.
We are asking our school to pledge to reopen "only when it's safe" and not before, regardless of Government dictat, in line with the advice of the Independent SAGE group and only when the 5 Tests set by the National Education Union have been met.
We know we cannot have faith in the Government advice. We know political figures have influenced the scientific advice. And we know concerns over the economy are taking priority over concerns for our safety.
The Independent SAGE group have said it is not safe to reopen schools to wider education on the 1 June and that even a delay of one week would save many lives. They have also made solid suggestions on how to keep us all safe while ensuring that the needs of children and families are met.
The National Education Union and others are making a clear and reasonable request to the Government to meet five simple tests, built on reliable evidence, peer-reviewed science and transparent decision-making (http://bit.ly/3bX8YHY)
We support this call by the unions, supported by Parentkind, and the suggestions of the Independent SAGE, and we ask our school to pledge to reopen "only when it's safe" and not before.