Education

Good Ofsted rating for Black Country children’s centres

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Five children’s centres have been given an overall ‘good’ rating by Ofsted inspectors. The Rowley Springfield, Rowley Hall, Cradley Heath and Old Hill, and Tividale centres were said to have a programme of activities that ‘meets families’ needs well’.

Teacher union in Ofsted vote call

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Members of the largest teaching union will be asked to declare ‘Ofsted is not fit for purpose’ as its annual conference heads to the West Midlands.

University pay under scrutiny

The University and College Union has warned international students are choosing to go to countries 'that make an effort to welcome them'

Universities have been accused of bumping up their chiefs’ salaries ‘behind closed doors’ while students face high fees.

How our schools fare in Ofsted rating table

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New figures have revealed the number of schools rated as outstanding or good in council areas across the Black Country and Staffordshire – and only one place scores higher than the national average.