Category Archives: Education

School focus: Whittington Community Primary School

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School focus: Whittington Community Primary School

Whittington Community Primary School, near Lichfield, is always looking for ways to contribute to the wider community. The school, which has just under 300 pupils,was recently awarded full International School status.  Members of staff have recently visited Sweden to explore education provision there. Links have also been made closer to home, with some of the […]

National Curriculum review – What should we teach our children?

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The Education Secretary, Michael Gove

The National Curriculum is to be changed yet again and we at Wolverhampton University have been invited to respond to the consultation. Why another change? And should we bother to respond asks Angela Gault. The body that would normally undertake this process, the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), has been abolished leaving this responsibility […]

Thousands paid to unhappy Wolverhampton University students

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Students at universities in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire have pocketed thousands of pounds in compensation and goodwill payments after complaining about standards, new figures reveal. Payouts have been triggered by formal gripes about lost work, lack of academic support and inaccurate information being sent to students.  At the University of Wolverhampton, based in Wulfruna Street, about […]

40 teaching jobs to go in Walsall

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Having a good read - members of Year 1 with their books in the school library

The headteacher of a Great Wyrley school says there have been lots of exciting changes recently which the children have fully embraced. Tricia McSorley said that over the last 18 months a tyre park and trim trail have been constructed in the grounds of Moat Hall Primary School. On top of this, the early years […]

Five Walsall schools set to become academies

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Five schools in Walsall are expected to have become academies by May 1, it was revealed today. Ryders Hayes Community School and Hatherton Primary are the latest schools opting out of local authority control. Ryders Hayes, in Gilpin Crescent, Pelsall, is expected to turn into an academy on April 1 and plans to hold a […]