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Media Watch – March 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Protesters disrupt meeting as councillors clash over cuts (Birmingham Mail) Rowdy protesters stopped Birmingham City Council’s annual budget meeting three times as councillors clashed over £105million cuts to services. Parents lie, cheat and even change their religion to win their children a place in school, say experts (Birmingham Mail) Anxious […]

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Media Watch – March 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Courtney, 11, denied place at all her top choice schools (Birmingham Mail) Story about a schoolgirl who did not get any of her six preferences. Peter Hay quoted from standard letter sent to parents. Nearly one in three missing out on first choice secondary school (Birmingham Mail) Article on figures […]

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Secondary school intake – offers at 2 March 2015

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Today is national day of offer of secondary school places. Birmingham City Council’s school admissions and pupil placements team has offered advice and guidance to parents/carers and pupils and has processed over 15,000 applications for secondary school places. Birmingham Pupils 14,625 Birmingham pupils applied to transfer to secondary school 56,235 preferences were expressed 11,440 (82.5%) […]

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Formal objection to proposed free school

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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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Media Watch – Feb 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Library gets a ‘hug’ as demonstrators fight cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Supporters of the Library of Birmingham gave the building a big hug as part of a rally against proposed cuts to opening hours Bureaucracy ‘preventing’ good council public service (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council staff have been accused […]

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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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Media Watch – Feb 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Snow Hill reborn (Birmingham Post, BBC online, BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, ITV Central) The city’s business district is set for a dramatic transformation under plans to turn it into Birmingham’s Canary Wharf. Sir Albert Bore quoted and interviewed Threats? I’m too busy to care (Birmingham Post) Sir Albert Bore […]

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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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Response to Nicky Morgan's comments on Birmingham schools

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

Response to Secretary of State for Education’s comments on Birmingham schools Cllr Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “Birmingham City Council has been calling for some time now for the Department for Education to accept the failings in both the department and its academies, and publish a plan to address them, as […]

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