Public Meeting – 31st January 2017

Hello! You are invited to attend a public meeting about the proposed multi-academy trust on Tuesday 31st January at the West Midlands Travel Sports Club in Kings Heath at 7 p.m. Governors, staff, parents (and prospective parents), teaching union representatives, MPs, councillors and other community members have been invited. A representative of the STEP schools … Continue reading Public Meeting – 31st January 2017

Martin Straker Welds – Letter

Please see below Correspondence from Martin Straker Welds -   School Collaborations and Partnerships   I asked Colin Diamond, Executive Director (Education) for an aide-memoire that addresses the following 11 key questions about academy conversions. He has produced a measured response that attempts to separate myth form reality through a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS). … Continue reading Martin Straker Welds – Letter

Birmingham: Academies as % of all Schools

Here is an extract of that post which centres on the perception that the LA is close to being closed down as most schools are academies. However the truth is - 75% of schools are still LEA controlled and monitored.

Proposed Admission Arrangements for September 2018/19

The council is currently consulting on the Proposed Admission Arrangements for September 2018/19, please follow the link and provide your response. Proposed Admission Arrangements for September 2018/19 Each year Birmingham City Council consults on its scheme for the coordinated admissions to schools and academies in its area for the following academic year. Birmingham City Council … Continue reading Proposed Admission Arrangements for September 2018/19

Education Requirements for Primary and Secondary mainstream Places – Birmingham

We have been sent through this information which hopes to give us a clearer idea of what is happening with the LEA. We have also been urged to comment on Birmingham's Budget please feel free to check and comment. The Education Sufficiency Requirements for Primary and Secondary mainstream places have now been published and can be viewed … Continue reading Education Requirements for Primary and Secondary mainstream Places – Birmingham

Birmingham City Council – School Funding Formula Factors

Below is the Councils Published details of the Factors used in calculating LE Maintained School Budgets. autumn_16___appendix_1_school_formula_factors Alas this document is not in a easy format.  We will work to present it in a more readable manner. Related Posts Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Schools Forum – Next Meeting 8th Dec. Performance and Financial Information for … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – School Funding Formula Factors

Birmingham City Council – Consultation on School Funding 2017-18

Birmingham City Council is currently preparing the budgets for 2017-18. The link below takes you to their consultation document autumn_16_-_school_funding_consultation_2017_to_2018 The link below takes you to their consultation response form autumn_16_-_appendix_3_-_consultation_response_form At least 2 of the schools in the proposed MAT have existing budget deficits, this represents a way concerned parents are able to raise … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – Consultation on School Funding 2017-18

Budgets for schools in Birmingham

Budgets for schools in Birmingham Each year, Birmingham City Council sets the amount that maintained schools and providers of early year provision can spend. This includes: Primary schools Secondary schools Special schools Nursery schools Academies with nursery classes Private, voluntary and independent education providers. The Council must publish information about the budgets for the next … Continue reading Budgets for schools in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Schools Forum – Next Meeting 8th Dec.

The Birmingham Schools Forum is a group that advises the Council on matters affecting school funding, including school budgets. Its members are from maintained schools, academies, early years providers, local partners and others across the Birmingham City Council area. The Forum's next meeting is: Date and time: Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2pm to 4pm (the … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Schools Forum – Next Meeting 8th Dec.

Birmingham City Council – “Changing Times Ahead”.

Please find link to Birmingham City Councils "Changing Time Ahead" report, which outlines issues and benefits Academies have faced in Birmingham. This is a hefty document but contains some interesting points.  . changing times report Related Links Comments from Mike Leddy – Labour Councillor Letter sent to Councillors and MPs So what is the “Birmingham … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – “Changing Times Ahead”.