Staff and students at South & City College Birmingham and Bournville College are celebrating after receiving a “Good” Ofsted grade across all areas, just fifteen months after the two establishments merged.
The college, with campuses in six locations across the city, is now judged to be the best Further Education College in Birmingham.
The Ofsted report follows a successful inspection which took place in November 2018, where inspectors observed lessons, met with staff, students, governors, employers and key stakeholders.
Former state students in Birmingham are to help transform current students’ opportunities and give them a better start in life by going back to their old schools in an initiative to build an alumni network in schools and colleges in the city.
The programme – run by the education charity Future First – has been backed by the Birmingham born actor David Harewood who went to Washwood Heath Academy in Burney Lane, Stechford.
Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) is the first school in the world to use new technology and expert methodology to aid staff to develop the highest performance through self- and guided coaching.
The Hallfield School new Headmaster has big plans for the school when he takes hold of the reins in September.
Keith Morrow, who has just wrapped up his eleven-year Headship at The Elms in Long Eaton, says he is looking forward his move to Birmingham and marking his first year by celebrating the school’s 140th year with a series of events and activities.
West Bromwich Albion FC is working with the Three Faiths Forum to help encourage young people in the Birmingham area to build good relations between all faiths, beliefs and cultures. The club’s legacy players, Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson overcame racist attitudes to inspire a generation of black footballers and today this approach is enhanced to include the perspective of religious and faith-based tensions.
At 9.45am on Friday 17 March, at the NEC, Birmingham, Rt Hon David Laws will be hosting a session at Bett Academies, looking at the role that academy schools play in achieving a world-class education for all children. He will be guiding attendees through the evolution of the academy schools programme, and the impact it has had on various areas of performance and achievement. With informed and practical advice on how to work within an academy to achieve a world-class level of education, this is a must-attend session for all academy and multi academy trust (MAT) leaders and teachers.
The rise of the Multi Academy Trust offers new ways for suppliers and schools to work more closely together
The number of academies and multi academy trusts (MATs) increases on a monthly basis. At Bett Academies (16-18 March, NEC, Birmingham) the director of Assembly, a non-profit joint venture between Ark and NEON, will be talking to suppliers and MATs about the changing needs of these schools, and how collaboration will help the next wave of edtech to evolve.
Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools gathered in Birmingham on Friday, to share the very latest ideas for using technology in the classroom.
Hosted by Greet Primary School, the event brought together over 80 educators as part of a tour which will visit more than 20 cities in the UK, US and Canada this year.
PUPILS are set to ace their game after a tennis equipment lending library was launched in a pioneering scheme which has helped transform two Birmingham schools. A thousand pounds worth of equipment is now available on loan to pupils at Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School, both run by CORE Education Trust.
The kit, which they can borrow to use to play tennis in their own time at home or in their local park with their families, was unveiled on Thursday (June 16th) at the two schools during a visit by the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) President Cathie Sabin.