Saturday, March 25, 2017

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...

Theresa May’s Largest ‘School Reform’ in Recent History

As part of an education shake up, Theresa May is to bring forth a new wave of grammar schools, allow faith school pupil selection and announce more Catholic schools. May has repealed a ban on new grammar schools, a ban...

Birmingham Head Teacher Vows to Replace Wrong Uniforms

A head teacher has offered to replace new students incorrect uniforms after dozens of students were put in isolation for breaking uniform rules. Dame Maureen Brennan, of Barr Beacon School, wrote a letter to parents about appropriate school wear and...

West Midlands MP Backs Criticised Tory Plans for New Grammar Schools

A West Midlands MP is backing the Government’s controversial plans to create more grammar schools. Julian Knight, Tory MP for Solihull, said the current system favours the rich who are able to buy homes near grammar schools and other...