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  • School campaigners take their fight to Westminster

    By Walsall Advertiser at 05:00 on 17/10/13
    Delegates from the Mirus Academy will  talk to David Laws, the minister of state (schools), right.
    SUPPORTERS of a Walsall academy, which was left high and dry when a school improvement programme was scrapped, will be meeting education ministers at Westminster today (Thursday). Led by David Winnick, MP for Walsall North, a group of advocates from Mirus Academy – formerly the Frank F Harrison Engineering College – will speak with David Laws, the minister of state (schools), regarding the substantial building work which...
  • Grace Academy (Darlaston) becomes a 'School of Dreams'

    By NiceyLeonard at 14:26 on 14/10/13
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    Honda's 'School of Dreams' team recently visited Grace Academy in Darlaston to provide a free two-day 'thinking skills' workshop for 9-13 year old pupils and educators, on 9th and 10th October.   Pupils from Moorcroft Wood Primary and Pinfold Street Junior School also attended the workshop, giving children the chance to get to know their teachers of the future and peers from other schools. The School of Dreams programme...
  • Improvement plan is 'not fit for purpose'

    By Walsall Advertiser at 05:00 on 10/10/13
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    AN improvement plan put forward by an 'inadequate' primary school in Walsall is not fit for purpose, according to Ofsted inspectors. Butts Primary School was placed in special measures following a damning report cataloguing a series of inadequacies in May. Officials from the schools watchdog returned to the school in September to monitor progress made since the ruling. They said that while decisive action taken to improve the...
  • Grace Academy becomes a 'School of Dreams'!

    By NiceyLeonard at 12:48 on 02/10/13
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    Honda's 'School of Dreams' team will visit Grace Academy in Darlaston on 9th and 10th October to provide a free two-day 'thinking skills' workshop for 9-13 year old students (key stage 2 & 3) and educators. The School of Dreams programme helps young people to understand the importance of pursuing their dreams, and teaches skills and strategies to help turn their dreams into reality. It was developed by Honda (UK) and a team of...
  • Third more gain A* grades

    By Walsall Advertiser at 05:00 on 29/08/13
    STAR PERFORMERS: Louise Slimm (left), Maddie Turner, Amundeep Rajania and Ella Kinder who scooped 32 A*s between them.   (Photo  Jane Williams Photography)
    GSCE results at Aldridge School saw a dramatic jump in the top A* grades, up by 30 per cent on previous years – and bucking the national trend. This year, the Tynings Lane school celebrated its best-ever results in maths and science, with four out of five students gaining a grade C or above in the former. The school achieved an 89 per cent A* to C pass rate with a quarter of pupils achieving five or more A* and A grades. Star...

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