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Mother-of-four removes her son, 15, from school and plans to teach him at home after his academy banned children from talking in the corridors

A mother has removed her son from school and made a homemade classroom after the academy imposed a controversial 'no talking policy' to stop children talking in the corridors.
Jenny Kearns, 43, from Acocks Green, Birmingham, removed 15-year-old son Regan Coates from Ninestiles Academy after he brought a letter home in October last year stating pupils would be asked to remain silent when moving through the corridors. 
The furious mother-of-four claims the policy could cause irreversible damage to students and that not enough research or planning had been carried out to condone the new rule.
Despite having no teaching qualifications, she formally removed Regan, from school after the letter arrived and is now teaching him History, English and Science as well as other subjects in a homemade classroom. 
Mother-of-four Jenny Kearns, 43, from Acocks Green, Birmingham, removed 15-year-old Regan from Ninestiles Academy after he bought home a letter stating pupils would be asked to remain silent when moving through the corridors
Mother-of-four Jenny Kearns, 43, from Acocks Green, Birmingham, removed 15-year-old Regan from Ninestiles Academy after he bought home a letter stating pupils would be asked to remain silent when moving through the corridors
The stay-at-home mother said: 'I was completely bewildered by the introduction of this policy.
'I spent weeks asking other schools in the trust if they had introduced the policy too, and all of them said no.
'When I asked the school why this was happening they said it was because of overcrowding and for a better learning environment, but they had done no research to back this up.
'If that's the case then they need to stop taking on so many students.
'Rules such as this can cause a lot of damage and suppressing children can lead to lots of issues.
'There is already a lack of communication caused by computers and technology so why add to that.
Regan was formally removed from school last year and is now being taught by his mother and private tutors in a homemade classroom
Regan was formally removed from school last year and is now being taught by his mother and private tutors in a homemade classroom
'The children are not allowed to talk during lessons and exams, in assembly and now in the corridors.
'Where do they have the time to discuss important issues surrounding their age group, such as puberty, social issues or talk with others regarding cultures and ethnicity?
'These are the times that they should be talking and learning about each other but the school is trying to stop this.
'They teach the kids 1984 but the school is just the like the book with posters telling the children to be silent.
'The school is rated as outstanding so what else do they want from students?'
Ninestiles Academy first hit the headlines in October 2018 after the proposed policy caused outrage among parents.
A letter sent to parents stated students were to remain silent during lesson change overs and whilst leaving the school.
Students were also asked to walk in silence to designated lunch and break time areas where they could then be free to socialise, but if the rules was broken a 20 minute detention would be enforced.  
Following its proposed policy in 2018, Ninestiles Academy was met with outrage among parents. In a statement the school said the new policy has resulted in classes starting promptly and on time
Following its proposed policy in 2018, Ninestiles Academy was met with outrage among parents. In a statement the school said the new policy has resulted in classes starting promptly and on time
Ms Kearns has so far spent £500 hiring tutors and buying the necessary books and equipment so Regan, who is a year nine pupil at the school, can be home schooled but claims that the school has not helped in providing her with the curriculum.
She said: 'We made the backroom into a classroom and bought everything we needed.
'I even make sure Regan is up with his school uniform on at the same time, ready to start.
'But only a few of the teachers have provided me with a learning plan to follow. I teach him as much as I can and get help from tutors when needed.
'I have spoken to parents who now don't want to send their younger children to the school because of the policy.
'I'm willing to fight this all the way for the sake of our children.'
Ms Kearns added that she hoped more could be done to stop the policy and return Regan to the school.
She said: 'We choose the school three years ago because it was the right one for Regan.
'My eldest son left Ninestiles with 11 GCSEs and I know it is a good school but they cannot allow this policy to continue.
'We are hoping he can continue his studies at the school but if not we will have to look into other options for taking his GCSE exams.
'I love the work that schools do, it is amazing that our children get a free education and I'm not trying to stop that.'
A statement written by co-headteachers Andrea Stephens and Alex Hughes read: 'This initiative was introduced on 5th November 2018 on a phased basis.
'It has been well received by the vast majority of our students and has resulted in classes starting promptly on time.
'As planned, we have been reviewing the policy and because it has worked so well achieving its objectives, we will be announcing a few changes in due course which we believe will be of further benefit to the smooth running of the school.
'We are sure these changes will be welcomed and reflect the positive response we have had from students.
'This is an initiative that has worked well in many other schools and we are pleased that it has had a positive impact here.'

5 comments:

  1. I came from a former communist country;not even there we had such rules...

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  2. The System does not help the studends "learn " the way the world actually is and how to cope with it, As that would be an embarassing admission that the adults? have screwed it up with
    Gawds help and are clueless on how to fix it.
    So they Teach the kids a load of bs that has nothing to do with reality.
    The schools and society are entirely to different worlds, both of them destructive.
    Share,http://www.batr.org/wrack/061911.html
    and,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bOJiTskr6w

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  3. I was told they have the same rules...in Tibet!!

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  4. Shuch Rules are more like a Fascist Rule , not even in Stalin schools they did has such Draconic rule . . . . . Today so call Free Countries Look 100% like a FASCIST/DICTATORIAL States

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  5. They are children ,not monks,again this is the commie persuit of POWER

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