MK:U takes on its first apprentices

Backed by Cranfield University and Milton Keynes Council, with support from Santander and from SEMLEP through the Local Growth Fund, MK:U will address urgent technological and skills gaps in the UK economy.

Strategic partnership agreement marks new phase in relationship between Cranfield and the RAF

Cranfield University and the Royal Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) have signed a Strategic Relationship Charter setting out guiding principles for how the two organisations will work together more closely in research, innovation and education.

Street Tag to launch in Central Bedfordshire Schools

School students, teachers, other school staff and their families in Central Bedfordshire are encouraged to join in the fun of using Street Tag.

Modern slavery of children & young people to be tackled through research

The University of Bedfordshire and charity ECPAT UK are to be research partners, spear-headed by Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre.

Ombudsman’s report on SEND parental complaint in Central Bedfordshire has wider lessons for local authorities throughout England, meeting told

An ombudsman’s report about a parent’s educational complaint in Central Bedfordshire is likely to provide a vital lesson for councils everywhere, a meeting heard.

Conservative executive member vows to see through SEND improvement plan for Central Bedfordshire after Labour councillor implores her to quit

A Labour councillor has called on a Conservative portfolio holder to stand aside from her executive role because of special educational needs and disability (SEND) failings in Central Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire’s new Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition

As part of his police and crime commissioner election campaign, Festus Akinbusoye pledged to run an annual school debating competition for children aged 15-18.

Council arranges extraordinary committee meeting to respond to report from ombudsman which found fault with its SEND provision

A special meeting has been arranged by Central Bedfordshire Council after a local government ombudsman found fault in a case concerning special educational needs provision.

University of Bedfordshire’ hosts ‘Black & British’ With Professor David Olusoga

Professor David Olusoga OBE is set to deliver a public lecture as part of the University of Bedfordshire’s celebrations for this year’s Black History Month

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The latest Education News, comment and analysis on local schools, including further and higher education in the Cranfield and Marston Vale area.

The Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle’s Education News section provides the latest news on the area nurseries, schools, sixth form and further education colleges, and universities.

The area covered includes Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils. Education News covers school performance, planning for population increases and school closures.