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 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

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.

Letter sent to Councillors and MPs

Below is a copy of a letter sent by one of our team to the local MP's and councillors. I am writing in relation to the proposed creation of a multi-academy trust of seven primary and secondary schools in Kings Heath and Moseley, about which parents received letters two weeks ago (example attached). I and … Continue reading Letter sent to Councillors and MPs

So what is the “Birmingham Education Partnership”?

Since we started our involvement regarding the Proposal an organisation keeps cropping up .. it is the "Birmingham Education Partnership" ..  So who and what exactly is this.. According to its web site Birmingham Education Partnership’s Mission Our mission is to secure a deeply good academic, social and civic education for every child and young … Continue reading So what is the “Birmingham Education Partnership”?

Services Provided By The LA

We have been forwarded a copy of Birmingham Local Authoritys Core Educational Offer.  These are the services that once a school becomes an Academy or joins a MAT they are allowed to puchase elsewhere or can choose to still purchase from the Local Authority. These services are managed by the Birmingham Education Partnership. education-core-offer