Well done Heathlands!

In between meetings with our new police commanders in East Birmingham and the city council's chief executive, I did my weekly school gate surgery at Heathlands, where I had the great privilige of handing over the school's first award to Citizen of the Week, Maya Headley.

Heathlands is coming on in leaps and bounds. We're all hoping for good things from their Oftsted review which finished this week and at assembly today we learned about the schools #1 placing in the North Birmingham swimming  gala and their championship in the Saltley football league.

Citizen of the Week is a new award which goes to the young person who demonstrates consistent helpfulness, kindness towards others, and an attitude of putting something back into the school. It's a brilliant idea from a brilliant school.