Free courses available in ESOL, English and Basic IT hosted at the Women’s Enterprise Hub on Ladypool Road
Starting 14th of September
Contact Yasmin Faruqui for more details (contact details on flyer)
Statement from the Chief Medical Officers and Deputy Chief Medical Officers of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on the evidence of risks and benefits to health from schools and childcare settings reopening.
On Thursday 16th July 2020 we were able to say our final farewells to our fabulous year 11 pupils. Each and everyone of them have come such a long way since the day they started with us.
Information relating to the NHS Test and Trace service for Covid-19.
NHS test and trace: how it works: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
A new range of mental health support services are available to support those living in Birmingham and Solihull.
With Schools closed as a result of Covid-19, staff with children may be looking for activities to try at home with their children.
Place2Be have pulled together a list of recommended resources for families from some of their trusted partner organisations. The list can be found on their webpages.
Recently a parent sent me a WhatsApp message. “Thank you, Hafsha. We have just visited Buckingham Palace and the Taj Mahal – all in one afternoon! Tomorrow, we are off to see the Pyramids! Thank you!”
The message connected with me on so many different fronts. Firstly, I pondered at the amazing ways technology has enriched our lives. Imagine visiting both these wonderful palaces in a lifetime, never mind in the same afternoon during lockdown! Imagine stepping into the footsteps of those who walked before. How did they live? How did they heat the rooms? What did they eat? How did they home school their children?
I also thought about the learning opportunities and the rich conversations that followed the virtual visits. The pictures drawn, the stories written, the role plays that filled rooms with laughter and the wonderful memories created in a time of so much chaos and worry.
We are delighted to share ‘Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has received the Community Award, for People with Passion 2020.
The lack of literacy impacts individuals and their families for generations. Adults with poor literacy skills struggle with employment, social inclusion, social mobility, self-esteem and struggle to support their children’s learning. And so, the long tail of disadvantage continues from one generation to another.