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Kids Court brings speeding motorists to justice

 “You could have killed one of us” It’s back to school for speeding offenders, as children take hard-hitting message to drivers breaking 20mph speed limit School children from Ward End Primary spent a day asking speeding drivers to account for their actions, after they were caught breaking a 20mph speed limit outside the school. Over […]

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Graduates to train as children’s social workers in Birmingham with Frontline

By on 14/06/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Graduates to train as children’s social workers in Birmingham with Frontline Frontline and Birmingham are today announcing a partnership that will see the expansion of the Frontline programme into the West Midlands. As part of this growth the charity will be working with Birmingham – the biggest council in England – alongside a number of […]

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Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2016

By on 15/03/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2016 is on Friday 18 March. Birmingham City Council and local authorities and police across the region continue to carry out activity to prevent and tackle CSE. On awareness day, people are being asked to make personal pledges on how they can help raise awareness and ensure the issue […]

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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 : http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/205107

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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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