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Sean Catford, UK school sales director at Pearson UK and Ellie Ellis, head of Religious Education at Smiths Wood Sports Sport College and winner of the Pearson Prize for Pupil Impact.

Smith's Wood teacher wins top award

A Smith's Wood teacher has been awarded a top education award for her efforts towards encouraging more pupils to achieve better grades in Religious Education.

Ken Meeson

Solihull Children's centres to close in £600k cost-cutting bid

Council bosses have confirmed they will close all but four of the borough's dedicated children's centres as part of a £600,000 cost-cutting exercise in Solihull.

Miar Kelly from Smiths Wood with some excellent attendance certificates

'Model pupil' banned from school prom - for being late for class

Smith's Wood Sports College in Solihull have banned Miar Kelly from her school prom for her poor timekeeping.

Councillor Chris Williams

Axe looming over Solihull Children's Centres

Solihull Council could close all of its 14 dedicated children's centres by next year following a £600,000 cut in its budget.

Samantha Kirkbright and Olly

Baby Herbert getting into shape with vital 23-hour-a-day helmet

With his bright blue safety helmet, baby Olly Herbert looks like a mini-American footballer ready to take to the field.

Woodland Green residents protest against plans to build a new housing development in Smith's Wood.

Residents’ anger over the loss of green space

Woodland Green residents protest against plans to build a new housing development in Smith’s Wood.

Teachers across the country took part in strike action on October 1, this year.

Letter sent to parents named teaching staff going on strike

Concern has been raised by teachers' union after the head of Smith's Wood Primary School named staff about to strike in a letter to parents

Solihull Community Housing find snake in Smith's Wood

When a cleaning contractor went to enter a low rise building he received quite a shock to find his path blocked by a very slippery character indeed

Smith's Wood residents get say on how £1m funds will be spent locally

Residents of a Solihull estate are being invited to have their say on how £1million of lottery funding should be spent in their area

Solihull residents to decide how £1 million Lottery money should be spent

Cars Estate residents have been invited to have their say on how £1million lottery funding will be spent in their area

Smith's Wood Primary gets glass dome as part of regeneration works

Primary pupils in Smith’s Wood have received a unique outdoor classroom as part of the brand new village centre at North Arran Way

Smith's Wood is a 'good' college for the first time

Smith's Wood Sports College has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for the first time

Solihull Council - Local elections by ward


Consultation on Kingfisher plan

Kingfisher School's parents group is calling on all Solihull residents to have their say on Solihull Council's controversial proposals to merge the primary with Bosworth Wood

Students tell tales of regeneration

Media students from the City Technology College, in Kingshurst, have been putting their creative skills to the test and have made a DVD focusing on the regeneration of the north of Solihull

Asbestos is 'not a threat'

Just a day after three derelict bungalows in North Solihull were set ablaze by vandals, a fourth property was also set alight by arsonists sparking fears of a possible asbestos contamination

"We will not let you down" - Solihull Council pledge over credit crunch

Council chiefs and community and business leaders in Solihull have held an "economic summit" to discuss ways of helping the borough and its people survive the global financial crisis

Residents count cost of Solihull regeneration

It's regeneration but at what cost to the community? That is the cry from beleaguered residents in parts of Smith's Wood who have witnessed another night of vandalism and fire on their doorsteps

Firefighters inundated with November 5 calls

Firefighters in and around Solihull dealt with dozens of calls to bonfires on November 5 - but there were no serious incidents and no-one was reported injured

More Solihull Post Office closures feared

Campaigners fear one in four key Solihull post offices could be forced to close if a vital £200 million government contract is lost


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