Media Watch – June 10

By on 10/06/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread coverage and analysis of the Trojan Horse Ofsted reports, including:

  • Council ‘accepts’ Ofsted findings (BBC)
  • Parents at ‘Trojan horse’ schools fear row’s effect on their children’s lives (Guardian)
  • What is the fall out from the Trojan Horse? (BBC)
  • Ofsted slams Trojan Horse invasion in the classroom (Daily Express)
  • Trojan Horse schools: The damning verdict (Daily Mail)
  • Mr Gove’s failure on extremism in schools (Evening Standard)
  • Parents fear effect on pupils during exams (Financial Times)
  • ‘They don’t force us to pray, there’s no extremism’ (i)
  • Every school will be ordered to “actively promote” British values (Telegraph)

MPs hit out at hazardous roads around rubbish tip (Birmingham Mail) City MPs have claimed it is ‘just a matter of time’ until someone is seriously hurt on gridlocked roads around a Birmingham tip.

Fears after training for carers is cut (Birmingham Mail) Council funding cuts to vital training for carers could lead to an increase in serious injuries and bed blocking at hospital, a charity has claimed. In fact the training for carers has not been cut. A Birmingham City Council spokesman said: “We continue to recognise the importance of carer training and it's important to stress that this service has not been cut. Midland Mencap secured the contract and training will now be provided in a classroom setting, meaning that carers, who often feel isolated, can now interact with other carers. If, following the training, a carer still requires additional support, the provider will look into that.”

Regional Headlines

Men jailed for EDL bomb plot challenge sentences
Six West Midlands men jailed for planning to bomb an English Defence League rally are challenging their jail terms, saying they were treated more harshly than non-Muslim extremists.

Birmingham house searched in hunt for missing woman
Police have started searching a house near the home of a missing 39-year-old Birmingham woman.

National Headlines

‘Minds changed’ on snap school checks
The head of Ofsted has said “minds have been changed” over his suggestion for no-notice school inspections, which is now expected to go ahead.

Court fines ‘may increase 300%’
Maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales are set to rise dramatically under new proposals being put before Parliament.

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