What do you think about plans to teach Latin at 40 state schools? There are about 3,500 secondary schools in England so I wonder how they’ll be chosen. I read of this idea just as I’d been looking through Labour research on rising class sizes. If we can’t reduce class sizes or find the cashContinue reading Teaching Latin in our schools is not a priority
For many years now, I’ve written to local children as they complete their last days at junior school. Around 1,400 children in Selly Oak constituency experience the change of transferring to the ‘big school’ each year. Where I grew up, we had two secondary schools: one for children of the Roman Catholic faith and anotherContinue reading Daunting step to ‘big school’
I have received a huge volume of emails from students living in my constituency who are understandably concerned and disappointed at the Government’s response to the financial and academic difficulties which continue to impact students during this pandemic. I know that university students have been under immense pressure during lockdown. The mental health charity, Mind, reportsContinue reading University Students Facing Hardship During Lockdown
Isla-Rose’s card summed up our spirit during tough times I PICKED up my Christmas cards from Billesley printer LG Davis last week. Each year I run a competition for local children. Things start in September, as my staff invite schools to take part, so that we can have a winner and a fully printed cardContinue reading Isla-Rose’s card summed up our spirit during tough times
Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, is delighted to announce that Isla-Rose Beecroft from St Mary’s Church of England Primary School as winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition. Each year, Steve runs a Christmas card competition with local primary schools and after what has been a very difficult year for schools, Steve was determinedContinue reading SLEIGH, WHAT?! LOCAL CHILD WINS “BEST IN SNOW” IN MP’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION
It’s that time of year again as Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, launches his annual Christmas card competition for local primary schools. Steve is once again asking local children to design a Christmas card about what Christmas means to them. This year the competition, which is sponsored by Oakton Estate Agents and DavisonsContinue reading IT’S (ALMOST) THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR AS LOCAL MP LAUNCHES HIS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION
A week is certainly a long time in politics. Last week the PM claimed the A level results were robust and dependable and his Education Secretary, the one who looks and acts like Private Pike, insisted there’d be no U-turn. This week they’ve abandoned the fancy algorithm which marked down bright children, at state schools, and favoured those who attended private schools. How did this happen? It didn’t come out of the blue; we’ve known since February that there was a problem and yet the government waited until after theContinue reading Too Little, too late for many
Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, called for more help for vulnerable children in our education system during the Queen’s Speech debate.
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Today Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) delivered a petition to Parliament, signed by hundreds of parents whose children attend Allens Croft Nursery School and Highters Heath Nursery School, calling on the Government to commit to funding maintained nursery schools after 2020.
Steve McCabe MP has blasted the Chancellor for his comments during his Autumn Budget today where he told the House of Commons he was providing ‘one-off’ funding bonus to help schools buy ‘the little extras they need’.