Sample Letter to Councillors




RE: CROSS (Campaign to Retain our School Services)


I am writing to express my concerns about Birmingham City Council’s proposed cuts to the central education services in Birmingham.  These services make a real difference to the children and young people of Birmingham and a significant contribution to school improvement in Birmingham schools.


I am “cross” about the proposals to take these services out of the public sector and for this provision become a private company or co-operative services such as The Music Service, School Effectiveness, Arts Education, Health Education, Direct Services to Schools, Governor Support are recognised by schools as invaluable. These services should be part of  public provision and an entitlement to all schools, not just to those that can afford them.  The children and young people of Birmingham benefit from these services which improve their learning outcomes and life chances. 


For the first time in my life I have joined a campaign and committed to challenge the proposal.  I would like to know whether these decisions have any pedagogical rational and what you consider will be the impact on equal access to resources and learning for the children of Birmingham.


I ask you to listen to all the voices of the children and young people, their families, and all the people that believe that these services should be part of the public provision to improving learning outcomes  for our youngest citizens.


Please make sure that these services remain part of Birmingham City Council’s “Brighter Futures” and reconsider the proposals.

for all those interested in making sure Birmingham's children have access to the school services they are or should be entitled to