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’.
The Premier League’s national primary school programme, Premier League Primary Stars, draws upon the excitement of the Premier League and young people’s interest in football to help inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Last week, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced an extra £1.3 billion of funding for schools to maintain pupil funding in real terms up to 2019-20. The announcement has been met with a mixed response and seems to raise more questions than it answers. The announcement does not seem to include any contingency for the rising staffing costs and inflationary pressures schools will face or provide any clarity on the impact of the proposed cuts to central programmes on children’s educational experience.