Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sex Education for Kids?

Seven in 10 children in England think the government should ensure all children have school lessons on sex and relationships, new figures reveal. Three quarters (74%) believe all children would be safer if they had age-appropriate classes on the subject,...

Bangladeshi Teacher Nominated for Global Teacher Prize

A Bangladeshi teacher has been nominated for an international teaching prize. Shahanaj Parvin is included in the top 50 short list for the Best Global Teacher Prize, the biggest and hence most coveted award in the education world. The award...

Pupils learn about reducing flood risk

Around 60 pupils from Pleckgate High School in Blackburn experienced geography out of the classroom to help them learn about rivers and flooding. The group of Year 10 learners visited the Garstang Flood Gates, which help to hold the water...

Ammo Talwar MBE is Appointed Chair of CORE Education Trust

A MUSIC and arts champion has been appointed to help lead Birmingham-based CORE Education Trust. Ammo Talwar, who was awarded an MBE in 2008 for his services to music and young people, is now Chair of Directors at CORE Education...

College opens new Plant Training School in Bordesley Green

A new Plant Training School at South & City College Birmingham was opened on Saturday 12 November by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham at the specialised construction campus in Bordesley Green. The new plant school will deliver nationally accredited qualifications...

West Midlands’ GCSE’s Scores ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Compared to London

The latest government figures, published mid October, show that children in the north perform worse in their GCSE’s than those in the South. Data from this year’s courses showed that 66.5% of pupils in the outer London catchment area...

A Stunning 30% of Teachers Quit After Just Five Years

Education has been a particularly sore spot for the UK in recent times with a drop in new teachers and a raging battle over grammar schools. Now it has been revealed that almost a third of all teachers who...

Mosaic wins Charity of the Year at Birmingham Awards

There seems to be no shortage of award ceremonies these days. Every profession, every art form, the public sector, the private sector, all of them have a date in the calendar when they dress up in their best clothes...

Double Olympic Medallist Louis Smith MBE Officially Launches BCU Sports and Life Sciences Course

Louis Smith MBE, who won silver at the Rio Olympics, was at the Rotunda, Birmingham over the weekend to officially launch the new BCU sports and life sciences courses. Smith, along with a cohort of beaming cheerleaders, was at the...

All Birmingham Nurseries Facing Closure

According to Jack Dromey, Erdington MP, all 61 children centres and 27 nursery schools “will cease to exist as we have known them and many will close” due to funding problems. Dromey, 59, pointed to the goverments plan to provide...