Daily Archives: September 16, 2009

Bad news comes in threes for Vale FC


Castle Vale FC were beaten 3-2 by Walsall Wood tonight, their first league defeat of the season, and their third setback in a fortnight, having been knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend, and out of the FA Vase by local rivals JKS in the previous fixture. Walsall Wood striker Bilgimer netted a hat-trick , with a goal in each half for the Vale from Ellis and Carter.

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White working class boys – the lowest achievers


Birmingham Education Authority is organising a conference aimed at improving the performance of white working-class boys. According to the organisers: “White boys on free school meals are the lowest achieving group of pupils nationally with white disadvantaged girls also under-performing.” They claim that Birmingham “is at the forefront in tackling this area of educational disparity.”
Key note speakers at the event are Dr Steve Strand, from Warwick University and Denis Mongon, from the University of Manchester, both experts on educational attainment. The conference will be held at the NEC on Monday 21st September.