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The latest Wolverhampton school to be transformed by a £270m investment programme has been given the seal of approval by education chiefs. Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, toured the new St Matthias School, on Deans Road, recently and saw for herself the stunning new facilities being enjoyed by pupils and teachers.

A plan setting out the priorities for the city’s youth justice service and reviewing the previous year’s performance is to be presented to cabinet. Birmingham has the lowest re-offending rate of all core cities, with an average of 0.92 re-offences, and is below the national average of 1.14. The Birmingham Youth Justice Plan 2015/16 shows that the city is maintaining good performance against the three national youth justice indicators: reducing first time entrants; reducing re-offending; reducing the use of custody.

Award-winning education charity Achievement for All has teamed up with Peters Books & Furniture to launch the One Million Minutes reading challenge across the West Midlands, with one triumphant class winning a brand new reading corner for their school worth over £1,000. Primary school classes are being asked to read for as many minutes as they can in just one week, between Wednesday 11th November – Wednesday 18th November 2015.