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Attracting the best teaching talent to the city

By on 16/09/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is pioneering a new way of recruiting teachers in order to attract and nurture the best talent in the profession. Called the Teacher Talent Team (TTT), it is a partnership between the city council, participating teaching schools, Birmingham Education Partnership and specialist recruitment company Educate. Good and outstanding teachers with post-qualification experience […]

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Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care

By on 29/07/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts. The mosaic owl, which currently stands outside the Pavilions shopping centre, in High Street, was created by internationally renowned artist Caroline Jariwala with young people aged […]

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New early years service to offer fairer provision

By on 19/06/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Consultation is set to start on a fresh new integrated early years service for children in Birmingham. In October 2015 public health services for 0-5 year olds become the responsibility of councils, Birmingham City Council is set to transform its provision by integrating it with children’s centres and early years provision. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet […]

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New procedure for school govenor appointments

By on 16/06/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A new procedure for appointing school governors and a recommended code of conduct is to go before cabinet. A cabinet report recommends that the current interim procedure is revoked and the new procedure for selection, nomination and removal of local authority governors for schools and academies is implemented. The new procedure will ensure that no […]

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Response to children’s safeguarding report to scrutiny

By on 03/06/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 1 Comment

A report will go to the education and vulnerable children scrutiny committe on 10 June about children’s social care and safeguarding and education. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member, children’s services: We are now one year into our three year improvement journey in children’s safeguarding. I want to set out for you how far we have […]

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New Cabinet confirmed

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet has been confirmed, with Cllr Paulette Hamilton named the new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

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Birmingham teens shoot from the lip in ‘Poetry Slam’

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

Three Birmingham teenagers diverted from the fringes of gang culture by an innovative Youth Service and police project have taken lyrical inspiration from their journey – and are now set to star in a national poetry competition! Girl group Sherika (16), Shanequa (17) and 16-year-old Anora hope their “raw urban” verses will impress judges at […]

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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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