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All the latest national education news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

The private thoughts of a teenage girl as war erupts

  • WW1

Dorothy Annie Curzon Priest was a pupil at King Edward VI High School for Girls from 1910-1914.

Theresa May

Trojan Horse children 'left unprepared for modern Britain' says Theresa May

Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action

Classroom of children

Other countries do without governors - so why can't we?

Lots of other countries manage without governors. If we want to continue this historic custom, it needs a modern re-think.

Artist's impression of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering in Coventry

AME wins R&D project three months before opening

Technology Strategy Board grants £750,000 to manufacturing and engineering research centre

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse teacher suspensions revealed

Education minister says action taken over harassment as fallout from "Trojan Horse" continues

East End Foods director Jason Wouhra receives his honorary doctorate

Honorary doctorate for Institute of Directors chair Jason Wouhra

Director recognised for his contribution to regional and national business and community work

Actors Claire-Louise Cordwell (Alice), Alun Raglan (Ivor) and Ben Crowe (Bill) record an episode of Home Front at the Mailbox.

Fascinating tales from the Home Front being told in real time over four years

A major radio drama about the First World War is being made in Birmingham. Roz Laws sat in on a recording.

South & City College Birmingham principal Mike Hopkins

Sports Awards give Birmingham youngsters their day in spotlight and that's why we're on board

South & City College were quick to confirm their renewed presence and will sponsor the Junior Team of the Year Award.

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse inquiry uncovers campaign of 'aggressive Islamic ethos'

Pupils branded "kaffir" if they did not attend prayers and non-Muslim children excluded from school trips designed to teach languages but which were really religious pilgrimages

The 10 local students who spent a two-week internship with Grant Thornton in Birmingham are pictured with audit director Becky Eagle (centre front) and colleagues Ria Hitchens (immediate left) and Melissa Hollis (right), who helped organise the programme

Grant Thornton internship programme continues to target tomorrow's talent

Year 12 students came from a range of schools across the West Midlands, including CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull, King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge and St Peter’s Collegiate College School, Wolverhampton

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Call for 'citizens charter' after city school scandals

A Citizens' Charter for the city with a clear set of values would help it compete globally and encourage economic growth.

Gisela Stuart

End blame game over Trojan Horse says MP

Gisela Stuart calls for MPs, Government and city council to focus on solutions rather than blaming one another

City planners slammed over Selly Oak proposals

Council branded 'ridiculous' over project to covert family homes into large student flats near University of Birmingham

Birmingham became the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons during the Trojan Horse allegations

Gisela Stuart MP: City must take a long look at itself in wake of Trojan Horse

The extreme fragmentation we have seen here has not happened in other places.

Pinsent Masons' Birmingham office in Colmore Circus

Pinsent Masons advises on Student Hall Fund deal

The deal will see the international property investment manager sell its Student Hall Fund, which comprises 2,904 bedrooms across Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Loughborough

CGI of the new extensions to Whitley Abbey Primary School in Coventry

CWA wins school refurb contract

Engineering consultancy wins brief to carry out extension and upgrade work at 10 Coventry schools

Independent school closes after 80 years of education

Majority of the 65-strong team have been made redundant after failed hunt to find a buyer

Creative industries unite to invest £37 million in development of skills

Birmingham to benefit from capital investment into sector to boost training and education

Jatinder Sharma, principal and chief executive of Walsall College

Black Country University Technical College unveils relocation plan

Major boost for engineering in as plans revealed to move to new state-of-the-art facilities near Walsall College

Andy Faizey, strategic and director of Lioncourt Homes

Lioncourt Homes submits plans for 800-home development

Five-year project to regenerate 104 acres of land takes significant step forward

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