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At the City of Birmingham School we understand that parental support makes a big difference to our students' success. This page has useful links and information specifically aimed at parents. Note that some of these links are to third party sites and while we have checked them they could be updated in the future. Welcome to COBS!
The City of Birmingham School builds upon the schools core values and creates behavioural expectations for all areas of the school, emphasising the core behaviour that should apply to every situation. It is purposely simple to ensure all learners, parents and staff can remember our three simple rules and apply them consistently. Our rules require all pupils to be Ready, Respectful and Responsible.
Positive relationships with pupils are essential to our behaviour management and staff receive training on how to encourage positive and meaningful conversations with learners to promote trust and instil confidence, so that pupils believe that their school is an environment where they can succeed and achieve and that the staff are there to support them along the way.
These three values are displayed in every campus across the whole school in order to maintain a focus on positive behaviour and to encourage pupils to understand how their behaviour impacts themselves, and others and how they can make changes that will have a positive impact in the future.
You can tell Ofsted what you think of COBS at Ofsted: Parent View
Staff training days 2023-2024
Monday 8th January 2024 - Whole School Staff Training Day
Friday 3rd May 2024 - Whole School Staff Training Day
Monday 22nd July 2024 - Whole School Staff Training Day
From May 2019 we have been using ParentMail, ParentMail Poster a service used by over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs to communicate to parents. ParentMail is beneficial to you because you can:
Registering with ParentMail is very easy! Over the next few days you will be sent either an email and/or text message from ParentMail, when you receive this please just follow the instructions in the message. ParentMail Registeration-Poster
Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.
Once registered, if you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we highly recommend you download the ParentMail App for the best user experience.To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your App store.
If you need any additional information or assistance, please visit the help site: https://www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/ or if you have not received any contact from ParentMail within 7 days please contact the campus your child attends for further assistance.
You may be eligible to claim free school meals for your child, up to the age of 19-years-old, if you (or your child) get one of the following:
To claim a free school meal you should ask your child’s school or nursery for an application form. You will need to complete the form and return it to the school/nursery, along with evidence to support your application.