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Birmingham praised by Stonewall for tackling homophobia in schools

By on 28/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council impresses in Stonewall Education Equality Index Index measures success of local schools and inclusion of LGBT issues Local authority provides fantastic online support for LGBT young people Stonewall, Britain’s lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has again named Birmingham City Council as one of the best local authorities in Britain for […]

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City to observe Finsbury Park silence today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

There will be a national one minute silence today, Monday 26 June at 12 noon, for the victims of the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, will observe the silence from outside the Council House and everyone is invited to join her. Please note, there will be some prayers prior […]

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Schools catering team serves up big award

By on 20/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

‘We’re all about the kids’ is the message from Cityserve which has won the MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Award 2017 for the Best Council Services Team at an awards ceremony in London on 15 June. Cityserve is the council’s leading provider of non-education services to schools in Birmingham, supporting almost 300 school catering partnerships and […]

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New and fairer system for early years services in Birmingham

By on 19/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

“To give every child in Birmingham an equal chance to have the best start in life so they can achieve their full potential.” Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new and fairer system for providing early years services for children and families in the city. The new system – to be delivered […]

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National Clean Air Day: survey reveals air quality as major issue for Brummies

By on 15/06/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

As Birmingham marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member with responsibility for air quality, reflects on the findings of a recent council survey on the issue and the simple steps people can take to improve air quality across the city. Today (Thursday 15 June), Birmingham will join other cities […]

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Ofsted visit finds ‘steady progress’ in Birmingham children’s services

By on 13/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

An Ofsted report, following a monitoring visit to examine the progress of children’s services since its latest full inspection in September last year, has found the city council “is making steady progress, and has taken some important steps in improving services for its children and young people”.                 […]

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Messages and statements following attack in Manchester

By on 23/05/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update 11:30am: Joint Group Leaders’ statement “Birmingham stands firm with our friends in Manchester today. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by a barbaric act of terror. “This is a dark day but we know that our towns and cities will not be beaten by terror. People […]

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Birmingham Children’s Trust chief executive appointed

By on 09/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Plans to establish the new Birmingham Children’s Trust have taken a significant step forward with the appointment of the organisation’s first Chief Executive. Andy Couldrick has been chosen for the post by a selection panel including representatives from the city council (both officers and members), the Department for Education, the Birmingham Children’s Commissioner and the […]

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Reception class intake – offers at 18 April 2017

By on 18/04/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Pupils 15,184 parent/carers submitted an application requesting a reception place for their child for September 2017 39,694 preferences were expressed 12,271 (81%) applications were made on-line* 13,277 (87.4%) were offered their first preferred school 1,003 (6.7%) were offered their second preferred school 371 (2.4%) were offered their third preferred school ( 14,651 (96.5%) were […]

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City Council honoured for new website

By on 07/04/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has been awarded official Honouree status in the 2017 Webby Awards, the leading international award honouring excellence on the internet, this week. The new birmingham.gov.uk website, launched in August 2016, was recognised in the Public Sector and Activism category, under Mobile Sites and Apps sector. Birmingham City Council is Europe’s largest local […]

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