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Teenagers build resilience against child sexual exploitation

By on 13/03/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

School children from across the West Midlands will mark the beginning of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness week on Monday at a pioneering conference aiming to build resilience in the fight against CSE. One of the first of its kind, the CSE conference at Birmingham’s Lighthouse Youth Centre in Aston will bring together teenagers from […]

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Basic Need for school places anything but a basic issue

By on 12/03/2015 in Blog, Cllr Jones with 0 Comments

Cllr Brigid Jones blogs on an issue that is always of huge interest to parents and young people across the city – school places

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Education and schools plan due before Cabinet

By on 11/03/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s education and schools strategy and improvement plan is to go before cabinet on March 16.

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Enhanced rates for agency social workers set to be extended

By on 11/03/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is being asked to approve a report that extends the enhanced rates for agency child protection social workers

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Council shows the way in tackling CSE

By on 26/02/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is showing partners across the country how – along with West Midlands Police – it took innovative steps to obtain civil injunctions against men suspected of being involved in child sexual exploitation. Following landmark court hearings which saw injunctions obtained against 10 men, the city council and police were inundated with queries from […]

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Formal objection to proposed free school

By on 16/02/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has formally objected to plans to open a free school in Small Heath on the grounds that it will detrimentally affect the education of the majority of children in the area. Cabinet approved the move which is in response to a last-minute decision by the Department for Education to allow Perry Beeches […]

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A fairer deal for children with special educational needs

By on 10/02/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A strategy giving children and young adults with special educational needs fairer opportunities is set to be approved by cabinet. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet is being recommended to approve the Special Education Development Plan (SEDP), which covers children and young people up to the age of 25. The SEDP will focus on three key strands: […]

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DfE decision to open free school – wrong place, wrong time

By on 04/02/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

The city council is concerned about the Department for Education decision to agree the opening of Perry Beeches V in Small Heath in September 2015 as it is in the wrong place at the wrong time, causing an excess of school places. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, has today written […]

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Birmingham school 'best entry' league table

By on 29/01/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has published its own exam league table which, unlike the national league table, shows GCSE best entry results as well as the results from the first entry. There have been a number of well-publicised changes to key stage 4 (GCSE) results in 2014 as a result of changes to government policy. A number of […]

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