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School’s hall project quarter-of-a-million pounds nearer, thanks to Leo Group

A Calderdale school’s ambitious plans for a new sixth form and community centre are more than quarter-of-a-million pounds closer thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a local firm.  Boothtown-based environmental company, The Leo Group, has raised a staggering £265,000 in under one week for the Ravenscliffe Spring Hall project, via a

University of York takes home top Industry award

Caterers at the University of York have been honoured with a national CUBO Award for the exceptional service they provide to students and staff. The University of York beat off competition from universities across the UK to win the "Best Catering Service" award –  sponsored by The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO). The

Leeds apprentices build on success in regional skills competition

Apprentices from Leeds College of Building have seen off competition from hundreds of other construction students from rival colleges to win 17 top place positions in a range of construction craft and services skills competitions. The College hosted the SkillBuild, SkillPlumb, SkillElectric and SkillFridge competitions for the Yorkshire region at

Leeds Trinity University highest in region for employability

Leeds Trinity University is the highest performing university in Yorkshire and Humberside for employability, with 96.8 per cent of students employed, or in further study, within six months of graduation.  The figures come from the 2016 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey. It places Leeds Trinity University above all

Leeds teacher collaborates with local school to innovate behaviour management

A Leeds-based teacher has created an interactive whiteboard app to help a local primary school innovate its classroom behaviour. Former teacher and special educational needs support worker, Oliver Brandon-Davies, has teamed up with Little London Community Primary School to successfully trial his interactive technology, Trackit Lights. Oliver, who has worked in teaching

Rotherham school gets Cutting Edge entrance

Barnsley-based laser cutting expert, Cutting Technologies, has teamed up with local sculptor, Michael Johnson, to bring education to life. Herringthorpe Junior School, based in Rotherham, commissioned Michael to create a decorative screen which covered the Junior School’s entrance The screen formed part of a literacy trail and focussed around a quote from Wind

West Yorkshire’s Peek-A-Boo nursery now in teachers’ hands

Specialist commercial finance broker, Christie Finance, has assisted two primary school teachers in acquiring Peek-A-Boo Nursery in Batley, West Yorkshire. The day nursery has space for 54 children ranging from three months to five years and obtained a 'Good' rating in a recent Ofsted inspection. The business is set within a

Gabby Logan celebrates 50 years of Leeds Trinity University

TV presenter Gabby Logan celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Leeds Trinity University at a Civic Reception in Leeds. Named Chancellor of Leeds Trinity in 2013, Gabby addressed more than 150 people at Leeds Civic Hall to congratulate the institution on its 50th anniversary, and highlight its work with more than 2,500

Partnership promises new standards for interpreters

A new partnership is promising to raise standards for interpreters used by companies and public sector organisations across the globe. The International School of Linguists (ISL), based in Leeds, has announced a formal partnership with the Association of Certified Interpreters (ACCI), a global organisation providing skilled interpreters.   The partnership aims to

Free seminar for businesses on the new Apprenticeship Levy

Employers keen to find out about the impact of the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy, can attend a free one hour seminar tomorrow hosted by the Department of Higher Education, Construction Design & Management at Leeds College of Building. Brian Duffy from Leeds College of Building, which currently train 1,500 Apprentices,