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Bin collections update

Our bin crews will out on Saturday 16 December catching up on missed collections from this week. Thank you for your patience.

Services for schools news

Health and Safety Training Courses January - March 2018

Published on Friday, 24 November 2017

We would like to remind you that there are still places available for the following health and safety training courses that are due to take place in the near future:-

Dennis the Dustcart

Published on Thursday, 09 November 2017

Built on the success of last year’s Dennis the Dustcart educational workbook we would like to offer each primary school across the city a free copy of our new book for every pupil in year five.

Upcoming Schools Health and Safety Training Courses

Published on Friday, 20 October 2017

Health and Safety training courses for schools 2017/2018

Broad Park House

Broad Park House to celebrate 50 years on 31 October

Published on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A Coventry residential centre for children with learning disabilities is about to turn 50 – and old friends are being invited back to join the celebrations.

Lord Mayor and Year 6 winning pupils

Coventry children shadow Lord Mayor for the day

Published on Thursday, 12 October 2017

Pupils from Limbrick Wood Primary School found out what it meant to be Lord Mayor for the day by shadowing him on his civic duties.

Crafts of the Punjab - private view for teachers

Published on Monday, 09 October 2017

For thousands of years, the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent has been a cultural crossroad, resulting in a rich and vibrant legacy of arts and crafts.

School library training sessions

Published on Monday, 09 October 2017

Tailor made training sessions for school staff 2017/2018.

Are you getting the most out of your Ed Protect system?

Published on Thursday, 28 September 2017

Free training sessions to help you get the most out of your Impero Ed Protect system.

Safer Recruitment training

Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Safer Recruitment training for Schools and Early Years Providers in Autumn and Spring Terms 2017-2018

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Legendary musical seeks young stars

Published on Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The award-winning musical "Annie" is coming to the Belgrade stage next May and the search is on for children to take part in this spectacular show.

Homework Help in Coventry's libraries

Published on Monday, 04 September 2017

School term has begun and homework is being set. Do you or your children need help with homework?

Directory of schools and other educational establishments

Published on Monday, 04 September 2017

The directory of schools and other educational establishments has been updated.

Local schoolchildren help London Road Cemetery in bid for more restoration funding

Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Coventry’s London Rd Cemetery, one of the top five historic cemeteries in the country, is bidding to get further grant support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help with restoration works.

Isobel bronze success

Isobel wins bronze medal at children's games

Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Young Coventry swimmers and athletes are reflecting on a successful International Children’s Games (ICG) event which included a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly. Eighteen students represented Coventry in the games held recently in Kaunas City, Lithuania.

Coventry City of Culture

Coventry makes UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017

Coventry has made the UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist and is now in a five-way race to win the title.

Coventry Museums - Autumn Programme for Primary Schools

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

At Culture Coventry Museums we have a packed programme of exhibitions, workshops and events for school groups and teachers. Plus travel bursaries for pupils making two visits*

Coventry Museums - Autumn Programme for Secondary Schools

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017

At Culture Coventry Museums we have a packed programme of exhibitions, workshops and events for school groups and teachers. Plus travel bursaries for students making two visits*

Early Years Training Directory is out now!

Published on Saturday, 08 July 2017

The Early Years Training Directory Autumn and Spring Terms 2017/18 (including Paediatric First aid courses) is available to download.

New RE Syllabus Agreed

Published on Friday, 30 June 2017

A new Religious Education (RE) syllabus has been agreed and will be available for schools in Coventry and Warwickshire ready for the 2017/18 school year.

Doly Moch Mile

Kids raise thousands for Dol-y-Moch during Coventry Half Marathon

Published on Thursday, 29 June 2017

£7300 has been raised by school children who ran the Dol-y-Moch Mile as part of this year’s Coventry Half Marathon.

Black youth theatre arts funding

£7.4million of arts funding for Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Coventry has been boosted ahead of the UK City of Culture shortlisting as several arts and culture organisations have been awarded key funding status. Arts Council England has announced its new raft of National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) which means they receive funding and support to help ensure they can deliver art and culture in their areas.

International children s games 2017

City hopes for children’s games success

Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Young Coventry athletes and swimmers, will be competing in this year’s International Children’s Games (ICG) to be staged in Kaunas City, Lithuania from 4 July.

Cirque Bijou

Circus spectacular set for Godiva Festival

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Coventry’s Godiva Festival is set for a Sunday circus spectacular, thanks to the team behind the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

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Howes Primary School wins Regional Sports Award for inspirational Deaf Tennis Club

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

A city primary school has scooped a PE prize for its tennis club for deaf and hearing impaired pupils.

Ofsted boost as Coventry’s Children’s Services starts journey to good

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Coventry City Council has vowed to continue its journey of improvement after Ofsted inspectors gave the authority’s Children’s Services a huge boost.

Joint statement following attack in London

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017

A joint statement from the Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Skipper, Council Leader, Cllr George Duggins, Deputy Leader, Cllr Abdul Khan, and the Leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Gary Ridley:

Fearsome Craftsmen - Discover the Artistry of the Viking World

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017

Workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2 and Early History CPD Event for Teachers at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

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Monty Python's Spamalot takes to the stage

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The multi award-winning Coventry Musical Theatre Society proudly presents Monty Python’s Spamalot next week.

Funding for school visits to Coventry Museums

Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

New travel bursaries available for 2017-18 for visits to Coventry Transport Museum and the Herbert Plus win a visit to the V&A in London

Film premiere launches Foster Care Fortnight

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017

A ground-breaking new short film highlighting the need for foster carers who can help keep brothers and sisters in care together in Coventry is being launched on Wednesday 3 May.

Exploring Paintings CPD for Teachers

Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017

Exploring Paintings through Sketching 25 May 2017 4.00-5.30pm Herbert Art Gallery & Museum £20 per person including materials and light refreshments Funded places available for Artsmark schools

Early Years and Paediatric First Aid Courses

Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017

Latest information about useful courses.

Year 6 Transition Programme – ‘Big School’

Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017

The Belgrade Theatre’s longstanding transitions programme for Year 6 will be touring Coventry primary schools again this summer.

Competition for budding young photographers and film makers

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Coventry City of Culture Trust are working with Coventry University to bring an exciting competition to schools across Coventry for all the city’s budding young photographers and film makers.

Skills summit

Coventry Skills Summit makes collaboration the key

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017

A spirit of collaboration for a positive future was the overriding theme of the first Coventry Skills Summit this week.

HSBC City Ride 2017

Coventry chosen for new City Ride cycling event

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017

Coventry will be one of 14 cities chosen to host an HSBC UK City Ride this summer.

Hairy Fairy Tales

Fantastic free show for under 5s at Aldermoor Library

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

There will be fabulous furry fun for all as Open Sky Productions proudly present a new show ‘Hairy Fairy Tails’ taking place at Aldermoor Library on Tuesday May 16.

Free bedtime routine advice from Coventry libraries

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Parents and carers can pick up a free booklet at Coventry libraries offering tips on giving children a regular bedtime routine.

Mark Farr

Do you know a community hero, an outstanding achiever or someone who goes the ‘extra mile’?

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

If you know someone who deserves recognition for the work they do, consider nominating them for a Good Citizen award.

Skellig

‘Skellig’ plays at the Criterion Theatre

Published on Friday, 21 April 2017

For secondary schools and for the teachers of years 5 and 6 in primary schools.

New guidance on the management of asbestos in schools

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017

New asbestos guidance published by the Education Funding Agency aimed at schools, and trusts in understanding their obligations and duties in relation to asbestos management in schools.

Payroll Schedule 2017/18

Published on Monday, 13 March 2017

The Monthly Payroll Schedule for 2017/­18, which includes the ResourceLink self­-service deadlines for irregular claims, is now available.

School VOIP Telephony Guidelines

Published on Monday, 06 March 2017

A new guidance note is available regarding VOIP in schools.

Coventry celebrates World Book Day

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017

The biggest book show on Earth comes to Coventry this Tuesday (28 February) as part of the city’s World Book Day celebrations.

Asbestos management guidance for schools

Published on Friday, 24 February 2017

New and amended asbestos management guidance has recently been published by the DfES.

Primary School art competition

Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Students have the chance to enter a competition to win their school £500 and have their piece of art in an exhibition in Coventry city centre. They could even meet the Lord Mayor and be in the news!

Health and Safety Standards in Schools

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

Health and Safety Standards in Schools document outlines the minimum standards to enable everyone to undertake their roles and responsibilities and fulfil their potential free from work related injury

Harry Potter Book Night at Coventry Libraries

Published on Friday, 27 January 2017

Coventry libraries are looking forward to celebrating Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 2 February.

World Book Day is back on 2 March

Published on Thursday, 26 January 2017

We would love to support the children at your school and encourage them to be members of their local library. It’s free to come along and join the library.

Coventry remembers Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January

Published on Monday, 23 January 2017

This Friday (27 January), Coventry is joining communities across the UK to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2017.

Public consultation on family and lifestyle services goes live

Published on Friday, 20 January 2017

Coventry City Council have made the consultation for family health and lifestyles services live to the public.

Dol Y Moch Mile

Coventry children invited to run a mile for Dol-y-Moch

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

School children are being invited to support the Coventry Half Marathon and Plas Dol-y-Moch by running one mile of the main event circuit on Sunday 19 March.

Coventry organisations come together to combat hate crime video

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Organisations across Coventry have been working together to produce an awareness video about hate crime.

Godiva clock mechanism not working

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017

Visitors to the city centre from schools should note that the Lady Godiva/Peeping Tom mechanism in Broadgate is not currently working.

The Need For Speed; Explore the Land Speed Record at Coventry Transport Museum

Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

In our new Need for Speed STEM workshop, specially designed for upper Key Stage 2 and lower Key Stage 3, pupils will learn about British attempts to break the Land Speed Record and go supersonic.

Made in the Middle - Teacher's Pack and Resources

Published on Thursday, 05 January 2017

The new exhibition of contemporary craft at the Herbert 'Made in the Middle' is accompanied by a Teacher's pack and offers lots of opportunities for learning during and after a visit.

Pupil community safety improvements

Children and young people lead on community safety audit

Published on Thursday, 08 December 2016

City College students and West Coventry Academy pupils have been helping the police identify community safety improvements in Coventry, particularly in areas they visit regularly.

Good Citizen - Dec 2016

Jim and John are latest Good Citizens

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Jim Sweeney and John Robinson were presented with a Good Citizen Award today for introducing thousands of young people to sport, particularly four a side football.

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Time running out to make a Christmas donation for vulnerable young people

Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2016

A leading councillor is urging people to buy an extra gift and help make Christmas special for vulnerable young people.

It’s time to put your flu vaccine at the top of your Christmas to-do list

Published on Friday, 02 December 2016

The public is being urged to get flu vaccinations and not to delay ahead of the expected colder weather.

Excellent progress of city's primary schools praised in national report

Published on Thursday, 01 December 2016

The excellent progress of Coventry’s primary schools has been celebrated in a national report published today.

Plea to buy an extra present for vulnerable children

Published on Monday, 28 November 2016

A leading Councillor is urging people to buy an extra gift and help make Christmas special for vulnerable young people.

It’s Christmas time, stay safe at this festive time

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

The festive season is upon us again and we need to consider our safety in the lead up to Christmas as much as at any other time of the year.

Safety news and bulletins for schools: Workplace and equipment inspections. Are you checking?

Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016

Unnecessary workplace incidents occur because of simple failings such as poor housekeeping, poor condition or maintenance of equipment.

Safety news and bulletins for schools

Published on Saturday, 05 November 2016

Including safe chemical storage and health and safety training for schools.

Benefit cap

Agencies warn of new benefit cap

Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Agencies in Coventry are hosting drop in sessions for anyone who may be affected by Government changes to the benefit cap.

Tambour unit

Does anyone need any free tambour units and files?

Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Free - a number of tall tambour units approximately two metres high and one metre wide, with fixed hanging filing available to schools/special units attached to schools/school nurseries etc.

DofE

Duke of Edinburgh Award – spaces still available

Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Do you know a young person that would be interested in taking on a new challenge?

Arts Award with Coventry Museums - more travel bursaries available

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

Arts Award Discover in a Day programme for pupils aged 7-11 with Culture Coventry Museums. Bursaries Available until March 2017*.

New bursaries available for visits to Culture Coventry Museums

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

Transport bursaries available for school visits to Culture Coventry Museums!*

Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Sexual Exploitation Teams - new offices

Published on Wednesday, 08 June 2016

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team and the Child Sexual Exploitation Team are moving office on Monday (13 June) to the fourth floor of Broadgate House.

What are ASC and Maximum Demand Charges?

Published on Friday, 03 June 2016

One area that is often overlooked which can impact on your energy bills are the ASC (Authorised Supply Capacity) and Maximum Demand Charges.

New Gas and Electricity contracts

Published on Thursday, 02 June 2016

Every few years the Council invites tenders for the supply of gas and electricity for its portfolio of operational property and schools.

Cllr Kamran Caan with Coventry Ambassadors and former Olympian

Summer Samba set to hit the streets of Coventry as Team GB FanZone announced

Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rio de Janeiro may be some 6,000 miles away, but supporters of Team GB are set to be taken closer to the action at this summer’s Olympic Games as Coventry is confirmed as an Official Team GB FanZone.

Elmer the Elephant is coming to libraries!

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

Coventry libraries will be celebrating Elmer Day on Saturday 28 May with fun stories, activities and displays across the city.

Council to hold EU debate

Register to vote in the EU referendum

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016

People in Coventry could miss out on having their say in the upcoming EU referendum because they haven’t registered to vote.

Dol-y-Moch celebrations launched

Celebrations start for Dol-y-Moch anniversary

Published on Monday, 25 April 2016

Celebrations have started to mark the 50th anniversary of the outdoor education centre Plas Dol-y-Moch.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) resource and advice drop in sessions

Published on Thursday, 04 February 2016

For SENCOs, Inclusion Managers or staff with responsibility for pupils with SLCN.

Class visits to the local library

Published on Thursday, 14 January 2016

Perhaps you may be thinking ahead to World Book Day on Thursday 3 March or to Children’s Book Week from Monday 2 May? 

Services for Schools 2016/17 Guide now available

Published on Thursday, 14 January 2016

Coventry City Council’s Services to Schools process for 2016-17 has now begun and the necessary information and deadlines are set out below.

Supplementary Funding Report

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Supplementary Funding Report, as discussed at the Schools Forum, is now available to view.

SIMS training courses for the spring term

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The schedule of SIMS training courses for the Spring Term has now been finalised.

Coventry Timeline - cross-curricular workshop for primary schools at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Explore Coventry through the centuries – from dinosaurs to The Specials

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