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Birmingham City Council

Education success in spotlight

Education success in spotlight

Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 1.30pm - 2.15pm

Time: 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Location: The Centennial Centre, 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 OAA

Details: The steady rise of educational attainment in Birmingham will be underlined on Wednesday when this year’s exam results achieved by city pupils are published.


For the second year running, the proportion of 16-year-olds gaining five or more GCSEs will be beyond the national average.


Attainment at A-level is also above the national average and improvements will be reported at other key stages, including Early Years Foundation and children who are at risk.


City education leaders will hold a press conference on Wednesday, November 18th at 1.30pm, to underline Birmingham’s growing reputation nationally as a powerhouse for education.


Birmingham’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families Cllr Les Lawrence will claim the results highlight an area in which Birmingham can be rightly proud.


"We have come under heavy criticism in recent months in the area of safeguarding children over issues which we are addressing," he is to say.


"But I think it is only fair that the success we have in the field of educational attainment is recognised."


Cllr Lawrence will be joined by Birmingham’s Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families Tony Howell, John Hill, Head of Research and Statistics and Cllr Jon Hunt, Chairman of the Children and Education Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


All of the above will be available for interview and a detailed report of this year’s results will be distributed at the press conference.

ENDS

Further information from Shahid Naqvi 0121 303 3635.

  • Category: Local Services
  • Reference number: SN-533
  • Issue date: 16 November 2009