Please be advised that Salma Hamid has resigned as Chair and Trustee of St Paul’s Community Development Trust.
More details to follow.
What a very special and exciting opportunity! Some of the children from St. Paul’s Nursery met The Duchess of Cambridge yesterday at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
Link to Birmingham Live Coverage: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/kate-middletons-24-hours-birmingham-17609546
This event was to launch a UK-wide survey to help improve early childhood called the Five Big Questions.
We are delighted to share ‘Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has received the Community Award, for People with Passion 2020.
The lack of literacy impacts individuals and their families for generations. Adults with poor literacy skills struggle with employment, social inclusion, social mobility, self-esteem and struggle to support their children’s learning. And so, the long tail of disadvantage continues from one generation to another.
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is aware of the recent allegations that Salma Hamid sent a number of tweets between 2014 and 2016 that were anti-Semitic in nature.
Salma became a Trustee and Chair of the Trustee Board in October 2019.
In the light of these allegations the Board of Trustees’ have with immediate effect suspended Salma from her Trustee duties.
St. Paul’s Trust is committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination both in its role as an employer and as a provider of services. St Paul’s Trust aims to create a culture that respects and values people’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential
For any enquiries on this matter please contact David Cusack Chief Executive, St. Pauls Community Development Trust (David.Cusack@stpaulstrust.org.uk)
Seasons Greetings from everyone here at St. Paul’s Trust!
Thank you to the children at St. Paul’s Nursery for designing this years card.
DSL 1 & 2 Day Training Dates available in the New Year!
1 Day Refresher Course will run on Monday 27th of January 2020
2 Day Full Course will run on Monday 3rd & 10th of February 2020
More information and how to book a your place, can be found at the link below
We will be hosting a FREE session on how to prune a fruit tree at the Farm on Sunday 1st of December.
The session is due to commence at 11 am and expected to be finished by 4 pm, the session is FREE to attend and is open to all.
To book a place, please call 0121 464 1888 or send an email over to Hywel.Williams@stpaulstrust.org.uk
Please remember to dress up warm and we hope to see you soon.
We are pleased to announce that the Balsall Heath Community Festival WILL be going ahead.
The Community Festival will now be taking place on Friday 6th of December between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Tickets for Santa’s Grotto are now on sale from Malvern Street Children’s Centre reception desk for £3.00 per child.
We do hope that you can join us!
My name is Salma Hamid and I was born and raised in Bordesley Green and Small Heath. I graduated in 1997 from the University of Central England as a Primary School Teacher and began working immediately. I got married in 1998 and moved to Moseley where I have lived for over 21 years with Rashid, our 3 wonderful children and our 2 cats.
Last week saw the launch of the new Hall Green District Values.
The four core values, developed by staff from The Springfield Children’s Centre and St Paul’s Trust Children’s Centre, represent the way parents, staff and volunteers come together to provide children with the best start in life.
An exciting new partnership has been agreed between Sir Josiah Mason Trust and St. Paul’s Community Development Trust. The aim of the partnership is to promote inter-generational understanding between St. Paul’s School pupils (aged 11-16) and older people living in Sir Josiah Mason Trust’s residential accommodation.