Saluting Apprenticeships

MORE than 500 people have celebrated the best of apprentices from the British Asian community and the companies and organisations that employ them. The second annual Asian Apprenticeship Awards took place at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Thursday,...

Girl Tells Heart-breaking Story Of Dealing With Suicidal Thoughts And Self-Harm

"To get to my school I had to cross a railway bridge and I would just stand there and think 'I could just jump off’”, says Calleigh, now 18, who was self-harming when she was 11 and first thought...

Court Rules Birmingham Al-Hijrah School Segregation To Be ‘Unlawful’

Birmingham’s Al-Hijrah school’s policy of segregating boys from girls is unlawful sex discrimination, leading judges have ruled. Three Court of Appeal judges in London overturned the finding by a High Court judge last year that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to...

Malala Yousufzai Attends First Lecture At Oxford

World famous Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousufzai today attended her first lecture at Oxford University. The 20-year-old tweeted a picture from her first class at Oxford University - five years after she was shot in the head by militants in Pakistan. The...

Boy Banned From Wearing Sikh Bangle At Tipton School

Eight-year-old Kaiden Singh has been banned from wearing his Sikh bangle to school as it is considered to be jewellery and against its uniform policy. He was told by teachers at Summerhill Primary School in Tipton he would not be...

Theresa May Pledges To Freeze Tuition Fees And Raise Repayment Threshold

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged a change in her party's approach on tuition fees in England, appealing to younger voters saying fees will freeze at £9,250. Speaking at the Conservative party conference, the PM said fee repayment thresholds will...

Tribunal Finds Australian School Discriminated Against Sikh Boy

A tribunal has found an Australian school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy when it prevented his enrolment because he wore a turban. Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits non-Christian head coverings for boys as part of its uniform policy. The...

Universities Minister Asks Heads To Justify Pay Over £150k

New measures set out by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, will seek to curb escalating rates of pay for university vice-chancellors. After it emerged recently that many university heads were earning £300,000 a year, with some topping...

South & City College invests in engineering for the future

Students at South & City College Birmingham will benefit from some exciting new engineering equipment as they start their courses this month. The Engineering Workshop based at the Bordesley Green Campus will teach aspiring engineers the skills they need to...

New College for Birmingham Celebrates with a Flash Mob

The education map of Birmingham has changed forever as South and City College Birmingham and Bournville College have completed their much-anticipated merger, to form one of the biggest and best colleges in the country. The merger was finally approved...