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Services for schools news

Upcoming Health and Safety Courses September - December 2019

Published on Friday, 13 September 2019

We still have a number of places available on school's health and safety training courses between September and December 2019.

Directory of schools and other educational establishments

Published on Friday, 30 August 2019

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

Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.


Frankenstein coming soon to the Belgrade Theatre

Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019

The Belgrade Theatre is welcoming Rona Munro’s brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale of knowledge, nature and monstrosity from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 12 October, 2019.

Coven tree

Coven Tree will help love of reading to grow

Published on Friday, 05 July 2019

The Coventry Inspiration Book Awards for 2020 are being joined by a new scheme to help schools spread the love of reading even further.

Belgrade Young Critics returns for 2019-20

Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Do you know any young people that have a passion for live theatre, are budding reporters, curious bloggers or podcast fanatics? If the answer is yes, please pass on this information!

Coventry SEND Inclusion Conference 2019

Published on Friday, 07 June 2019

Inclusion for all - a child centred conference. Monday 1 July 2019 9am to 4pm (registration and refreshments from 8.30am) at The Village Hotel, Coventry.

CW10 Art & Design Teacher Network - Printmaking CPD for Secondary Teachers

Published on Saturday, 01 June 2019

Tuesday 25 June, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

DesignLab Nation CPD Event - for Secondary Teachers

Published on Saturday, 01 June 2019

Free CPD event at the Herbert for teachers of STEM subjects, with the V&A. Thursday 20 June, 4-7 pm.

Microsoft security vulnerability patch

Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Microsoft have released a security to patch for various computer systems that fixes an important vulnerability.

Belgrade and RSC theatres offering free CPDL opportunity to Coventry schools

Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Belgrade Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company are looking for five Coventry schools to take part in a free CPDL programme.

Big school

Year 6 Transitions - 'Big School' theatre-in-education programme, Belgrade Theatre

Published on Thursday, 09 May 2019

The Belgrade Theatre's longstanding year 6 transitions programme, will be touring primary schools again this summer.

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers aged 14-18 – “Space Chase”

Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2019

We would like to offer young people aged 14 – 18 the opportunity to volunteer in our libraries this summer.

Coventry primary shortlisted for English Team of the Year Award

Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019

Joseph Cash primary school has been shortlisted for the English Team of the Year Award by the Times Educational Supplement.

Mental Health, wellbeing and libraries SLS training course

Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019

As many of us are aware there have been many reports in the media about the rise in mental health issues amongst young people and this is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro & Server 2008 R2 Support End Date

Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019

Microsoft are officially stopping support for Windows 7 on 14 January 2020. All schools need to read the document from ICT Services for Schools.


Honk! coming soon

Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2019

HONK! is flying into Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre between 4 – 8 June, 2019.

Preparing for the new Incident Reporting System

Published on Thursday, 28 March 2019

The new accident and incident reporting system is scheduled to go live next week.

The accident and incident reporting process is changing

Published on Friday, 15 March 2019

Incident reporting is currently carried out through a system called SHE ASSURE, but following a procurement process, the contract has been awarded to a supplier called ‘Alcumus Info Exchange’.

Wise children

'Wise Children' coming soon to the Belgrade Theatre

Published on Thursday, 07 March 2019

Emma Rice (former Joint Artistic Director of the acclaimed Kneehigh) is bringing her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, at the Belgrade Theatre between 2 – 6 April, 2019.

Open sign

OnePlace - LA services now available for purchase

Published on Thursday, 21 February 2019

We're excited to announce that the school SLA process is now open on the OnePlace website allowing schools to browse and purchase services on offer from the Council for 2019/20.

In the willows

In The Willows coming to the Belgrade Theatre soon

Published on Wednesday, 13 February 2019

A brand new musical based on The Wind in the Willows will be coming to the Belgrade Theatre between 20 – 23 March, 2019.

Velo Birmingham

100 Miles, 5 days: Is your school up for the challenge?

Published on Friday, 08 February 2019

For the first time ever, Vélo Birmingham & Midlands is launching the Vélo Schools 100 Challenge!

Arts Award - Special Offer for Coventry Primary Schools

Published on Friday, 08 February 2019

Take part in Discover in a Day with Culture Coventry Museums before the end of March 2019 for £5 per pupil.

Robot Day 2019

Published on Friday, 01 February 2019

Saturday 9 March 10am – 4pm Coventry Transport Museum

Network maintenance weekend

Published on Friday, 25 January 2019

ICT services will be performing network maintenance on Sunday 10th February between 8:00 and 17:00 which will affect schools internet access.

Schools ICT Conference

Published on Monday, 14 January 2019

We are very excited to announce that the booking for our second Schools ICT Conference on Wednesday 6 February 2019 is now open!

Creating an ebook

Free creative writing session for 7-15 year olds

Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2019

A free creative writing session for 7-15 year olds will take place on Saturday 26 January at Central Library.

Safety this Yuletide

Published on Thursday, 06 December 2018

Stay safe putting up your decorations in the lead up to this festive time of year.

Espresso outage

Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The Schools Espresso service ( will be unavailable due to essential maintenance on Wednesday 21 November 2018. From approx 10am to 1pm.

Tile hill library autism-friendly

Autism-friendly sessions at Tile Hill

Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Families with autistic children can benefit from weekly activity sessions and an autism friendly environment, at Tile Hill library.

Kids’ Lit Quiz™

Published on Monday, 22 October 2018

Welcome to the 16th year of the West Midlands heat of this International literary quiz.

Library books

Coventry Library Quiz

Published on Thursday, 04 October 2018

The Year 6 Library Quiz has being running in the city for many years and hundreds of children have benefitted from this experience.


Referral Order Panel Volunteers

Published on Wednesday, 26 September 2018

​​​​Coventry Youth Offending Services are looking for volunteers to help young people who have committed crime to make positive changes to their lives and prevent further offending.

Health and social care

Carers Survey – Adult Social Care

Published on Monday, 24 September 2018

Coventry City Council's Adult Social Care Services will be sending out anonymous postal questionnaires to carers in the city.

The Window – Performances for schools commemorating the 100 year anniversary of World War 1

Published on Friday, 21 September 2018

There is still time to book a group for this poignant new play by Coventry actor and writer Paul Nolan which is being performed at the Herbert

New exhibition Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ at the Herbert until 18 November 2018. Free resources for Key Stages 4 &5

Published on Friday, 21 September 2018

To accompany the exhibition, the Mead Gallery have produced a free downloadable cross curricular learning resource that can be used to accompany a visit and/or back in the classroom.

ICT maintenance work

Published on Friday, 21 September 2018

On Tuesday (2 October) at 5pm, ICT will be carrying out essential maintenance work on the schools' central DNS services.

New term at Culture Coventry Museums: Cézanne, STEM, assemblies, INSET days and travel bursaries available

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018

We are looking forward to an exciting autumn at the Museums including our fantastic mix of art, history and stem learning sessions at Coventry Transport Museum, the Herbert and Lunt Roman Fort

Free D&T CPD for Secondary STEM Teachers with the V&A at Coventry Transport Museum

Published on Thursday, 28 June 2018

On 19 July 2018, Coventry Transport Museum will host the first DesignLab Nation CPD event for teachers, and the launch of the Coventry & Warwickshire STEM teacher’s network.

Come along to our free crystals workshop for aged 16+

Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Free practical workshop at Coventry's Central Library on Saturday 14 July, 12.30 - 1.30pm or 2.30 - 3.30pm.

PLAY workshop for KS1 at the Herbert

Published on Thursday, 21 June 2018

Book now for the new workshop to complement the forthcoming exhibition; PLAY: An Exploration of Toys, Games and Fun. Available until 21st September 2018

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