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School admissions for academic year 2017/18

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

School admission numbers for the academic year 2017/18 are to go before cabinet for approval. Following consultation, a report will ask cabinet to approve admission numbers for all local authority-controlled schools, and to note admission numbers for academies and free schools. While academy trusts and governing bodies set admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria for academies, […]

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Small Heath school – response to strike action

By on 09/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Jones with 0 Comments

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, comments on the situation at Small Heath school. As negotiations continue and further strike action by the NUT takes place at Small Heath school, I wanted to share an email I sent to the regional representative at the NUT expressing my concerns about what is happening there […]

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Good progress made by council in education

By on 19/01/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has made good progress in its education improvement plan, according to a peer review. The Local Government Association’s review of the Birmingham Education and Schools Strategy and Improvement Plan will be presented to cabinet on Tuesday 26 January. The review found that ‘stronger professional leadership is making a significant impact and that […]

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Archive: Budget Q&A webcast Jan 2016

Webcast Available Here :

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Young people help decide who will run their children’s homes

By on 06/01/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Young people in Birmingham have helped decide who will run their children’s homes. Priory Group, a leading provider of behavioural care in the UK, has been awarded a contract from Birmingham City Council to run five residential children’s homes in Birmingham following a competitive bid process.     The contract is for the provision of […]

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Children’s services – new directions and Andrew Christie appointment

By on 17/12/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to issue of new directions and Andrew Christie appointment The Department for Education (DfE) has today issued a new set of directions to Birmingham City Council in respect of its children’s services which require Birmingham to continue on its current improvement journey. As expected, the DfE has now announced the appointment of Andrew Christie […]

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Archive: Budget Q&A webcast Dec 2015

The full video archive of our #BrumBudget16 webcast on December 15.

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Nursery child care in city set for £1.5m boost

By on 01/12/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Nursery child care in Birmingham is set to get a £1.5 million funding boost from the city council to ensure there is enough good quality provision across the city. Cabinet is being asked to approve the increase to the Early Education Entitlement (EEE) funding rate for youngsters aged two, three and four at private, voluntary […]

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Good progress for children’s services

By on 24/11/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Reports setting out progress made in children’s social care services and education are to go before the city council. Children’s social care is over a year into its three-year improvement plan and the report sets out progress so far and plans for the next two years. The next two years will focus on improving social […]

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Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board annual report

By on 18/11/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Jane Held, independent chair of the multi-agency Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board, will present her annual report to the education and vulnerable children overview and scrutiny committee on 25 November. She said: “The report presents a positive picture of progress over the year in most aspects of the board’s work. There is clear evidence that as […]

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