Consultation Hub

Welcome to Be Heard, Consultation Database for Birmingham's public sector. Accessing this website means you can participate in consultations about local issues that interest you. Using Be Heard means you can make your views known when decisions are being made about things that affect you and the area you live in.

For more ways to have your say including Petitions, details of local Councillor's Surgeries or live streaming of Council meetings please visit http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/consultations. Subscribe to our RSS feed for updates on latest consultations or sign up for our consultation alert mailing list on the grey tab: "Mailing List Signup"

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

School Organisation The Pines School

We Asked:

On the 6th June we published proposals to make a number of prescribed changes to The Pines School.

We asked you for your comments on these.

You Said:

We received one comment during the representation period. This was in favour to the proposal.

We Did:

A report which included  the comment received was taken to the Cabinet Member for Education and the Strategic Director for a decision.

Following consideration the proposal was approved and  determined by the Local Authority on 24th August 2016.

 

Admission Number Variation 2017 - Thornton Primary School

We Asked:

We asked for you comments on Birmingham City Council's proposal to vary the admission number at Thornton Primary School from 30 to 0 ( resulting in no Reception intake from 1st September 2017.)

The consultation ran from 16th May 2016 until 24th June.

You Said:

During the consultation period we received two comments which were in favour of the proposals.

We Did:

We sent the comments along with a report to The Office of The Schools Adjudicator, who are the body that make decisions on these type of proposals.

The Office of The Schools Adjudicator has taken consideration of the case and have approved the request to vary the admission number from 30 to 0 in September 2017.

There will be no pupils admitted into reception in September 2017. Further proposals will follow to make changes to Thornton Primary School to phase out the infant provision thus returning the school to a junior school by September 2019.

A full consultation will take place in the future regarding these proposals and comments will be welcomed.

A copy of the Adjudicator's decision can be found on this site.

Thank you for taking time to comment.

Admission Number Variation 2016 - The International School

We Asked:

We asked you for your comments on our proposal to request a variation to the admission number at the International School from The Office of The Schools Adjudicator.

 

You Said:

During the consultation period which ran for six weeks from 18th April 2016 - 27th May 2016 we received no comments or objections to this proposal.

We Did:

We submitted a request to The Office of The Schools Adjudicator to consider our application to reduce the admission number at The International School.

The Office of Schools Adjudicator has approved the request to vary the admission number at The International School to 120 in Year 7 from September 2016.

Please see the attached determination letter.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.