Posts in the category of: Schools

Statement on news that Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School have been rated good

by Liam Byrne | 18.04.16

  Great news; Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly Park View, have both been removed from Special Measures and are now rated “good” by Ofsted. Here’s my statement:   “This is great news for both Nansen and Rockwood Academy and recognises the hard work of so many at the schools and in our local community.” […]

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Update from Birmingham City Council on Small Heath School Situation

by Liam Byrne | 09.02.16

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you the following update I have received today from Birmingham City Council on the situation at Small Heath school. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, comments on the situation at Small Heath school. As negotiations continue and further strike action by the NUT takes place […]

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Supporting our new Head Teachers

by Liam Byrne | 09.11.15

Dear friends, Three of our secondary schools in Hodge Hill (Saltley, International and Rockwood), have all appointed new Head Teachers over the last few months. Over the last fortnight it’s been a pleasure to drop by and meet them all – to ask what I can do to help them succeed. Our teachers and pupils are […]

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EDM on Compassion as a ‘Fundamental British Value’

by Liam Byrne | 26.10.15

  Dear friends,   Today I tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to include compassion on it’s list of ‘fundamental British Values’.   EDM: ‘That this house notes the list of British values published in the Prevent Strategy 2011 includes democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect […]

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Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values

by Liam Byrne | 26.10.15

Immediate Release News from Liam Byrne MP                                                                           26/10/2015   Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values    Liam Byrne MP today challenged the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values celebrated nationally and promoted in the nation’s schools.   You can […]

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Statement on case at Parkfield School – 13 October 2015

by Liam Byrne | 13.10.15

  Speaking in response to the news that a young child of 10 at Parkfield Community School was reported to the Police on suspicion of ‘terrorist tendencies’, Liam Byrne MP said:   “I am asking for a full account from the school and police. This story underlines just how hard it is for teachers to […]

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GCSE Results Day – Hodge Hill

by Liam Byrne | 20.08.15

Dear friends, Congratulations to all those collecting their GCSE results today. Here are the results from schools in Hodge Hill: The number of pupils at Park View Academy who achieved three or more A* or A grades rose to 27%, up 6% from 2014. 63% of students achieved A*-C in English language, with 66% achieving […]

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Starbank School Planning Proposal – 15 July

by Liam Byrne | 17.07.15

Dear friends, I have received the below planning notice from Birmingham City Council regarding Starbank Primary School. The proposal is, “Retention of existing single storey and 2-storey temporary buildings and a single storey inflatable building and installation of a new first floor interlinking temporary building to provide further classroom facilities and provision of new substation.” See the […]

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Letter from Ofsted to Nicky Morgan on situation at Park View and other Hodge Hill Schools – 15 July 2015

by Liam Byrne | 15.07.15

  Dear friends,   Yesterday Ofsted published its latest advice letter to the Secretary of State for Education on the latest position with schools in Birmingham (including Park View and other Hodge Hill schools) and Tower Hamlets.   The advice note sets out the progress being made at the schools, as well as highlighting wider safeguarding […]

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Liam Byrne MP visits Timberley Academy – Friday 10th July 2015

by Liam Byrne | 14.07.15

It was great to visit Timberley Academy last week. I was given a tour of the Academy’s brilliant farm and heard first-hand from the children what they have been learning about wildlife.

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