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Media Watch – Feb 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Perry Beeches V school will put others at risk (BBC online and BBC WM) A £10m new free school in part of Birmingham will cause an excess of pupil places and put other schools in the area at risk, Birmingham City Council has said. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted and interviewed […]

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Trojan Horse – response to DfE Wormald review

By on 16/01/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to the internal ‘Wormald’  review into the Department for Education. Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “Whilst I welcome the publication of the report and the commitment of the current Secretary of State to tackling the department’s past failings, it is disappointing that this review was undertaken internally. “Birmingham City […]

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Media Watch – Dec 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham needs to get the basics right (Guardian) Article from Sir Bob Kerslake reflecting on the publication of his report into governance at Birmingham City Council. Our hospitals could run out of beds (Birmingham Mail) Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, quoted in article looking at winter […]

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Response to Lord Warner’s second report

By on 11/12/2014 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Lord Warner’s second report will today be presented to the education and vulnerable children overview and scrutiny committee. In reponse to the report Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “We recognise all that Lord Warner has reported and welcome the acknowledgement he gives to the improvements we have made and […]

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Response to national Ofsted report

By on 10/12/2014 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “Education in Birmingham has been getting steadily better over recent years. “It is a real credit to Birmingham that our schools are doing well compared to the national average, particularly the increase in the percentage of good and outstanding schools. “Our children receive an […]

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Media Watch – Dec 10

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Birmingham City Council ‘failing the city and holding it back’ says Kerslake (widespread local and national coverage): Report on the key recommendations made by Bob Kerslake in his report. Leader Sir Albert Bore and Mark Rogers interviewed. Council in crisis (Birmingham Mail): Five pages of coverage on the Kerslake Report […]

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Media Watch – Nov 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: City should outsource bins service, council told (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council’s official auditor has urged the authority to consider outsourcing refuse collection, in the annual audit letter Council bosses to face the public to explain huge cuts (Birmingham Post) Huge cuts will be under the spotlight when the council’s […]

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Media Watch – Nov 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Birmingham sex abuse report finds 132 children at risk (The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, i, The Independent, BBC News online, Daily Mail, Birmingham Mail, plus widespread TV and radio coverage) The year-long investigation by Birmingham City Council’s scrutiny committee has found that 132 children in the city are suffering or are […]

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We Need to Get it Right: tackling child sexual exploitation

By on 24/11/2014 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

We Need to Get it Right: A Health Check into the Council’s Role in Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Councillor Anita Ward, chair of the education and vulnerable children scrutiny committee: The Inquiry The Council’s Education and Vulnerable Children O&S that I chair has carried out an inquiry into the Council’s role in tackling Child Sexual […]

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Financial abuse: Suspect it? Report it

By on 24/09/2014 in News with 0 Comments

A major new campaign is being launched to encourage Birmingham residents to report suspected cases of financial abuse. The 'Suspect it? Report it' campaign has been organised by Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB), a partnership of organisations including Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police and the NHS. The campaign aims to raise awareness of financial […]

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