Message from The Chief Executive

New coronavirus restrictions for Birmingham

New coronavirus restrictions have been announced for Birmingham residents as a result of the government’s new three-tier system. These come into effect TOMORROW: Wednesday, 14 October.
The city has been placed in the ‘alert level 2’ due to infection rates above 100 per 100,000 people. This means households will not be able to meet indoors (except with support bubbles) – including indoor hospitality, leisure and retail. This is in addition to the national ‘rule of six’ and the local ban on meeting other households in private homes – though the rule of six will now apply to private gardens.

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Welcome to Charlotte and Kathi

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St. Paul’s has welcomed two students from Germany who are with us for the next five months.

Charlotte and Kathi come from Ludwigsburg (near Stuttgart) and the Northern Black Forest and are here as part of their respective degree programmes working with children, young people and families. Their German university have a partnership with Newman University in Birmingham who have worked with St. Paul’s for a number of years.

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FREE Courses available

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)

Free Courses at Women's Enterprise Hub Flyer

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Mental Health Support

Finding the current Coronavirus situation difficult to deal with?  

A new range of mental health support services are available to support those living in Birmingham and Solihull.

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Learning during Lockdown

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.

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