Category Archives: Education

Single-Sex English Classes Introduced at Southampton School

A head teacher who introduced single-sex GCSE English classes in September in a bid to improve exam results has said he is “very impressed” with the way it has been working. Redbridge Community School in Southampton, Hampshire, introduced the new … Continue reading

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New Driving Test Coming This Way in December

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The 4 driving test changes Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 … Continue reading

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Still Time to Sign up to Staffordshire Fire’s Cadets+ Scheme in Tamworth

There is still time to sign-up to this summer’s Cadets+ Scheme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The course, based at Tamworth Community Fire Station, starts on Saturday August 26 but the Service will be accepting applications until the end … Continue reading

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Schools to Teach 21st Century Relationships and Sex Education

The Government has tabled amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill, which will make it a requirement that all secondary schools in England teach relationships and sex education (RSE). The amendments also allow the Government to make regulations requiring … Continue reading

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New Castle Grounds Community Hub Open to All

A new community hub offering fun activities for all ages, as well as helpful advice and support in a range of areas, has opened its doors in Tamworth’s Castle Grounds. The Community Together CIC Hub has set up in the … Continue reading

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New Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands

CEO and Executive Principal of Ninestiles Academy Trust, Christine Quinn, has been appointed as Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands. Christine Quinn will be responsible for overseeing the growth of academies in the region and will monitor their performance … Continue reading

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Government Unveils Next Steps for Delivering Landmark Childcare Offer

Proposals to provide hard-working parents with greater choice and flexibility over their childcare as part of the government’s landmark 30-hour free offer have been published today. The 9-week consultation sets out plans to broaden the types of hours offered to … Continue reading

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