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’
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has said we must make this Queen’s Speech work for the West Midlands and improve it where possible but ultimately says it lacks the urgency needed to tackle the issues facing his constituents. Commenting on the Queen’s Speech on 11 May, Steve McCabe MP said: “On Health, we’ll neverContinue reading Birmingham MP says ‘Queens Speech Lacks Urgency’
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 (Birmingham Selly Oak) visited Hollywood Primary School, where pupils from the nursery up to Year 6 have recently taken part in the ‘Send My Friend to School’ campaign.
Steve McCabe MP was thrilled to present Madison Poolton, winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition with a family ticket to watch the rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington at the Hippodrome.