Swaminarayan School wins education award


At a time when many schools around the country are feeling the pressure to deliver high quality education a school in Neasden North London has just won a prestigious education award for producing high quality work and encouraging their pupils to achieve their best.

The Swaminarayan Prep School, in Brentfield Road, Neasdon, caters for pupils under 11, has been handed the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) Award.

The award celebrates work by schools and their staff including teachers and governors.

Transatlantic young leaders


Without doubt one of the greatest joys of activism is nurturing talent and then watching these young men and women from diverse backgrounds flourish.

Paul Elliot’s fall from grace!


Introduction from Simon Woolley

Black Men in the Community to honour women’s contribution


As we celebrate International Women’s Month, Black Men in the Community (BMITC) in partnership with Yaa Asantewaa are hosting their first gala event to celebrate the invaluable contribution which women have made to the black community.

Entitled, ‘Celebrating Our Women’s Advancement and Leadership’ the event will be hosted by Angie Le Mar and will include a discussion with a panel of leaders and aspiring young women, including Baroness Patricia Scotland who will share their thoughts and expertise in relation to female success and leadership.

“Academic Racism” at Oxbridge universities?


An (Ox)bridge too far?

Walter Tull and I


During my 48 years as a local journalist, I’ve written thousands of stories about local people, past and present. So when I was contacted by researchers from the Dover War Memorial Project with information they had uncovered about a local war hero, it seemed like just another story.

Still no ‘Free Schools’ run by Black Teachers


In sheer desperation and frustration in regards to not being given permission to set up a ‘Free School’, two African-Caribbean teachers will challenge the Department of Education as to why their application was rejected. Ms Johnson and Ms Broni sought to set up the school, in part to help steer Black boys away from gang culture and towards academic success.

Will Smith brings a little Hollywood to Brixton


Hollywood Superstar Will Smith brought a little bit of tinsel town to Brixton, South London yesterday. He arrived there with local MPs Chucka Ummanu, and Tessa Jowell. At Smith’s request they arrived unannounced, so that he could sample the delights of UK’s ‘Harlem’, as he put it.

To the delight of hundreds of screaming school girls, he aslo turned up at St Martin in the Fields for Girls in Tulse Hill. It was said that teachers there too became a little delirious with the star’s presence.

Seema Malhotra MP: 'Back Adrian's Bill'


The Labour MP Seema Malhotra is calling for compulsory blood, organ and bone marrow donation education in schools to tackle a shortage of registered donors in the UK.

The figures to tackle this life-saving health problem make grim reading: Just 50% of people who need a bone marrow transplant will find a matching donor, and there are over 7,000 people currently waiting for donated organs. Increasing the number of donors in the UK will help save more lives.

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