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Pupil raises £5,000 for guide dog charity at school bake sale
A Birmingham schoolboy has raised £5,000 selling homemade cakes and jam to teachers and classmates. Benjamin Sheard, a year 7 pupil at Erdington academy, sold the baked goods...
Charity launches free Prevent resource at anti-extremism conference
Academies minister Lord Nash was one of the many political and education leaders at a recent conference in Birmingham to debate how extremism can be tackled. Hosted by...
Young author to be judged by award-winning writers
A year 7 pupil’s short story will be read by award-winning authors, including Mark Haddon, as part of a national writing competition. Abigail Carr, a pupil at East...
Pop Idol's Gareth Gates announced as host of speech, language and communication awards
The singer Gareth Gates will host the fifth annual Shine a Light awards that recognise teachers, teams and other individuals who support children and young people with speech,...
Movers & Shakers: Matthew Little, Rob Reed and Gemma Rothenburg
The multi-academy trust Aldridge Education has made two senior appointments in Lancashire and the south-east. Matthew Little has been appointed principal of Darwen Vale high school. The co-educational...
UTC students use 3D printer to make prosthetic hands for amputees around the world
A school in Leeds is using the latest technology to make prosthetic hands for amputees across the world. Students at UTC Leeds, a specialist school focusing on engineering...
Superleague netballers show under-10 squad how it's done
Players from the Superleague netball team Loughborough Lightning recently hosted an inter-school tournament for ten primary schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Ella Gibbons from Scotland, Peace Proscavia from...
Inter-school spelling bee gives pupils a buzz
Pupils from schools across Birmingham went head to head in an inter-school spelling bee last week. Rivals from four primaries, Brookvale, Hill West, Mere Green and Slade, and...
Movers & Shakers: Novak Ivanovic, Nicki Ross and Sam Grierson
Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving. Faraday preparatory school in east London has appointed Novak Ivanovic as its new headteacher. The independent primary, which was...
More than 300 Swedish teachers visit Sussex secondary to swap teaching tips
More than 300 teachers from Sweden descended on a West Sussex school to exchange top teaching tips and join in student-led workshops. The event at Bohunt school Worthing...
Somerset primary school listed as top 100 apprenticeship employer
A Somerset primary school has been named as one of last year’s top apprenticeship employers. Brookside academy was the only school to feature on the top 100 apprenticeship...

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