Local firm LWA shortlisted at the British Accountancy Awards again

Local firm LWA shortlisted at the British Accountancy Awards 2016 Finalist


Northwest based accountancy and business advisory firm Leavitt Walmsley Associates (LWA) have been shortlisted at the nationally acclaimed British Accountancy Awards 2016, in the Most Innovative Practice category for independent firms. The firm based in Sale and Warrington have been recognised for implementing a number of modern, technological advancements to constantly improve their services over the past 18 months.

With the awards in their sixth year, they are regarded as the industry’s most prestigious accolades, and look to pinpoint professional development whilst celebrating excellence in the accountancy profession.

Bett Academies launches

Bett Academies, a new event developed in consultation with senior education leaders in the UK, launches this week to provide advice, guidance and inspiration to academies, MATs and schools exploring academisation. The event takes place from 16 to 17 March at the NEC in Birmingham.

Based on extensive research with schools, academies and MATs across the UK, Bett Academies has been designed to address key challenges and considerations relating to academisation. The peer-led programme covering topics such as change management, effective leadership and futureproofing education will help leaders build vital collaborative links with peers, key education stakeholders and suppliers.

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The Junior Memory Championship is now open for entries

Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017. 

Following on from the success of last year’s championship, which saw over 300 schools take part, the competition aims to find Britain’s rising memory stars. Schools from all over the UK are invited to register their Year 6 pupils to take part. Once registered, schools receive a full range of simple yet effective learning materials, lesson plans and online training, making them better equipped to support their pupils and teachers to develop powerful memory skills and embed them in the curriculum. 

SPARK:ED Brighton returns for third year

- 1 day festival of ideas, sparking new local opportunities - 


SPARK:ED, the one-day festival of ideas sparking new local opportunities through innovation in digital education, will return to Brighton for its third consecutive year on Saturday 17th September.  Taking place at the Barclays Eagle Labs Brighton, SPARK:ED has this year been commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival as part of its Education Strand.  

For one day, SPARK:ED Brighton will bring together teachers, entrepreneurs, employers, community leaders and young people to find new ways of using innovation in digital education to create real, local opportunities.

School for the stars gears up for October open days

School for the stars gears up for October open days

The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts will be holding three open days in October.

The open days, which take place on 7, 13 and 14 October, are the perfect opportunity for parents who have children with a passion for performing to experience the excellent facilities at the school, meet the principal, Stefan Anderson, and senior members of staff and enjoy performances by pupils on all the vocational courses in the school’s very own Markova Theatre.

New project will unite the globe to Bang the Drum for street children’s rights

New project will unite the globe to Bang the Drum for street children’s rights


Bang the drum 2016 is a new project that will unite drummers of all ages and abilities across the UK and the globe, who will be joined together via a live stream, to support the street children's right!

Bringing together drummers of all ages and abilities from across the globe, the event on 3rd October 2016 will include the world record attempt for the World's largest Drumming Lesson. Bang the Drum 2016 will be steamed live on YouTube from the Copper Box Arena in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where 2,000 London school children will play drums together.

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

Budding Brunels course offers unique taste of the construction industry.

Over the course of 3 days in July, 15 students from schools in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest attended the Budding Brunels course in the Olympic Park, run by Construction Youth Trust in partnership with Canal & River Trust.

Budding Brunels is a schools engagement programme aimed at students from diverse backgrounds, with the aim to inform and inspire them about professional opportunities available within the construction industry. Students experience the industry from the inside, see what it's like to take on different professional roles and receive support and careers guidance to develop their own employability skills.

Over 1100 children register for Wiltshire Festival of Engineering

Over 1100 children register for Wiltshire Festival of Engineering

Significant numbers of Wiltshire school children have shown early interest in the Wiltshire Festival of Engineering by registering to attend the event.  Latest registration figures show that 37 schools have signed up to take part in the Festival - which will see a staggering total of over 1100 young people (aged Year 6 upwards) inspired by local technology businesses. 

Yorkshire’s Leading Educational Conference is Back

Leading education conference, Educated Yorkshire (EY16), will return on Thursday 10th November at Leeds United Centenary Pavilion.

Now in its second year, the free one-day educational conference will provide head teachers and senior leaders from across the region with the opportunity to come together and share knowledge while hearing from the industry’s leading professionals on emerging themes and topics.

The inaugural event, which took place in 2015, was aimed to encourage collaboration between Yorkshire schools to help raise standards across the region and saw around 300 delegates attend.

Tarleton Community Primary School is Crowned Last Choir Singing Competition Winner 2016

Tarleton Community Primary crowned Last Choir Singing Competition Winner 2016 image

TARLETON COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL has been crowned Last Choir Singing 2016 Winner – winning Lancashire’s foremost school singing competition title at the Grand Final event held at King George’s Hall on 17 June. 

Over 1,500 singers from 50 school choirs entered the competition this year in heats which took place across the County. Ten finalists were whittled down from five heats to make it to the Grand Final.


Hannah (10) reigns supreme with her cake for the Queen

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A 10-year-old Shrewsbury schoolgirl with a passion for making cakes and croissants has won a Right Royal Bake Off to design a special treat fit for the Queen. Hannah Main’s cake creation was crowned overall winner of a Morris Care  competition to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, which was open to residents, family and friends of its six care homes.

Get your school in jeans Friday 23 September 2016

Bring your school together at the beginning of the new academic year in aid of a wonderful cause for children. On Friday 23rd September, thousands of pupils and teachers will be wearing their jeans to school in exchange for a small donation. 1 child in 25 is affected by a genetic disorder. The money schools raise on Jeans for Genes Day makes a real difference to their lives. WIN!

Every school that holds a Jeans for Genes Day this year has the chance of winning a visit from SpongeBob SquarePants and the actor Warwick Davis, who starred in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films.


Virtual field trip marks 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and is being broadcast to schools worldwide

Schools around the world are tuning in to a unique digital broadcast today,22nd April, as part of global celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.