Our School at the heart of our Community,Building Social Capital

Case Study Reference: #CSN524-823
Published: 07 August 2017

Why this is leading practice

The school is an Oasis in the Community.  The title 'Our School at the heart of our Community, building social capital', is an emphasis of the School Council and pupil voice playing a big influence in issues that impact on them and the wider community - hence Buiding Social Capital whereby we got the Birmingham City Council involved in the litter problems that we were dealing with. Our neighbour School Nishkam, Police Commisioner David Jamieson and various pillars of the community, ITV Central News teamed up with us too. Various outside agencies are helping boost pupils self esteem, citizenship  and physical activities which is making a positive influence on pupils learning and raising standards. Further more making it all a win situation in terms of pupil and staff well being.



Impact to date

Rationale / Start Point

Last year we did a project on 'Your Street- Keep it litter Free!"  We ended it with Watch this Space... Soon after 10 wards were targeted for a big clean. We were selected as one of the schools to help out .When Councillor Tony Kennedy one of Birmingham City Council's four assisant leaders visited our school last year , he said,

"If we are to deliver on a better Birmingham for our citizens, we need to work much more closely with groups and partner organisations that are already doing great things in their local areas and shape what we do to address the needs of our communitiesin a sustainable way." David Jamieson the Police Commissioner stated that " Communities that look after streets not only have a sense of pride and unity but also attract investment and opportunity. Everyone wins!"

Key Strategies

Sustainability and Further Development

There is a commitment to:

Lead Establishment

NameSt Michael's Academy
AddressSt Michael's Academy
Piers Road Handsworth
West Midlands
B21 0UX
Web Site
Headteacher / ManagerMrs Emma Grice
DCSF Number
Local AuthorityBirmingham
Phase of EducationPrimary
Type and Status of ProviderWorkplace Learning Provider
Awards and Initiativesour school our community building social capital