School exclusions in Brent 2010-2011

Permanent or temporary exclusions from school are rightly of concern to residents. It is to the credit to our school managers and teachers that Brent has a good record for dealing with the issue.  The total number of Brent resident pupils excluded from in and out-Borough schools was at its lowest (49) for more than ten years.

Permanent exclusions from Brent schools have continued to fall by 17% compared to 09-10 and by 37% compared to 08-09;

Permanent exclusions from Brent secondary schools fell to 35, a reduction of 17% compared to 09-10 and 38% compared to 08-09;

Permanent exclusions from Brent primary schools remained low at 4; 

     The most common reasons for exclusions from Brent schools were physical assault against a pupil (10/39) and persistent disruptive behaviour (9/39);

     Number of pupils with Statements of SEN excluded from Brent schools: 2;

     Number of Looked After Children excluded from Brent schools: 1.

Above planning rules?

It appears that our MP, Sarah Teather, has moved offices without the benefit of planning permission for the change of use (from chemist shop) and the installation of an illuminated sign. Both are required, especially within a conservation area. Naughty Lib Dems!

Festivals and events this summer

As this is both the Queen's Jubilee and  Olympics year, special events are being planned.

Brent Celebrates the Flame on Wednesday 25 July 2012, King Edward V11 Park, Park Lane,Wembley. Celebrate the Olympic torch relay passing through the borough. This park event is expected to attract a family audience of about 4,000 people.(Residents encouraged to take picnics and to watch performances.)

Brent Celebrates the Diamond JubileeSunday 3 June 2012, Arena Square, Wembley (Residents encouraged to take picnics and to enjoy a fun afternoon watching performers and visiting stalls)       

Brent Celebrates a Golden Summer, Sunday 9 September 2012, Gladstone Park (Free event to celebrate the events of the summer and looks ahead to beyond the Olympic period). 

Small team of officers now ready to assist organisations plan and deliver their own festivals. A safety board established to monitor plans for events and security/safety aspects.