Monday, December 9, 2019

Schools

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Education Formula Fundingvideo
The Government has corrected a shortfall in the budget allocated to Bedford Borough Schools after it was discovered it would leave them £1.3million short.
An Ear to Hear
Takeover Challenge Healthy Eating: an interview with Hannah Brown from An Ear To Hear Hannah Brown has built her own company, ‘AnEarToHear’, with the aim to help those with an eating disorder feel they can talk about...
St Thomas More Teen Takeover
Bedford Independent set up its online news desk at St. Thomas More school this morning as part of Teen Takeover Day 2018 and its ongoing mission to inspire Bedford's future journalists...
Mark Rutherford School's Spaceflight team has taken photos from 35km up - the edge of space. A huge weather balloon filled with helium was launched and landed safely after reaching the Earth's stratosphere and taking photos. Year...
Heart Multi Academies Trust Logo
Bedford Independent has learned that seven teachers have resigned from schools involved in the planned restructure of schools under Heart Multi Academies Trust (MAT), due to what Trade Unions have called ”the appalling way the...
Hanif Patel and Claire Smith Heart MAT
Claire Smith, the CEO of Heart Multi Academy Trust, who was at the forefront of a controversial plan to restructure three Bedford schools, has resigned. The news comes just a week after the resignation of the...
Hanif Patel
The Shortstown Shackleton Cauldwell (SSC) Action Group has welcomed the resignation of Hanif Patel as Chair of the Board for the Heart Multi Academies Trust (MAT). The SSC Group and Heart MAT are currently in mediation...
Education Cuts
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has said schools across Bedford Borough are facing a combined cut of £1.3m as their budgets are slashed by central government.  In a statement issued today, the town's Mayor said that the...
Palmer brothers Bedford Modern School WW1 Centenaryvideo
https://youtu.be/9BdsxY6GWZY Students and staff at Bedford Modern School are each remembering a former pupil who fought in World War One to mark 100 years since its end. Each person at the school has been given one of 1,100 lanyards, with details...
SSC Action Group
Parents and children caught up in a shakeup of schools under the Heart Multi Academies Trust have spent the day speaking with the Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner about their concerns. Heart MAT have proposed a restructure of Shackleton, Shortstown...
Heart Multi Academies Trust Logovideo
https://youtu.be/RVTIBpsRDHw A public meeting held by Heart Multi Academies Trust descended into chaos last night, as parents quizzed CEO Claire Smith over the decision to restructure staff at Shortstown, Shackleton and Cauldwell schools, and failed to...
gcse
GCSE results for the 2017/18 academic year have shown that 63.7% of Bedford Borough students reached the required standard in English and Maths at Grade 4 and above (standard pass) and 41.1% reached the required...