BEP exists to promote a better understanding of the world of Birmingham schools. For anyone wanting to know about an individual setting the best place to start is the school’s own website, especially given the requirement of all state schools to make key information publicly available online.
For any staff member or governor of a Birmingham school, BEP provides a unique data dashboard for your school and, for comparison, your local consortium or network. These can be accessed via the Birmingham Education Hub https://birmingham.eduhub.org.uk/.
All Birmingham Primary and Secondary schools also belong in localities in one of 16 Primary Consortia or 7 Secondary Networks. Many schools that are academies are also in Multi Academy Trusts (MATS) which come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Church (Diocesan) Authorities are another significant set of groupings.
Birmingham City Council still “owns” a large number of the city’s schools and continues to have key functions in education across all settings including academies. Behind all of these schools are a host of important partners some of which we highlight here.
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Schools in Birmingham are organised into Primary Consortia and Secondary Networks broadly based on geography. BEP is neither the owner or gatekeeper of these groups. However, for BEP’s locality working with DLP and our School Improvement strategy, this is our baseline and we value this geographical rationale for working with groups of schools.
Multi Academy Trists are in increasingly important part of the architecture of the English school system. BEP is working with Birmingham’s MATs to provide a clear overview of who’s who.
Birmingham Institute of Professional Learning (BIPL) is a newly formed group of Professional Development Providers in Birmingham who offer various national funded and subsidised professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders at all levels.