Year: 2021

Power chords

Tanya Derham, Music and Arts Service Manager at SIPS Education, discusses the benefits, challenges and future of teaching music in schools I think I speak for thousands of pupils, teachers, and parents when I say how wonderful it is to see (and hear) the return of live music – whether that’s Coldplay in concert or …

SIPS recruits four new apprentices

We’ve announced a series of appointments to our growing team, including the recruitment of four apprentices in its IT and finance departments, and 16 new music teachers in SIPS’ Music and Arts service. Danielle Whitehouse and Jack Stevens have joined SIPS as Apprentice Accounts Officers completing a level 2 Accounts/Finance Assistant apprenticeship; Sam Whitcombe and …

SIPS CHIEF EXECUTIVE JOINS SANDWELL BUSINESS AMBASSADORS

Brian Cape, Chief Executive at SIPS Education, has become the latest prominent business leader from the borough to join Sandwell Business Ambassadors, an independent group which supports and represents Sandwell businesses. SIPS is a not-for profit schools services co-operative for Sandwell, the Black Country and the West Midlands which provides a broad range of services …

Lessons from the pandemic

Amanda Defreitas, Head of IT at SIPS Education, examines the changing role of software in schools and what lessons IT and education professionals have learned from the last 12 months There’s no denying the growth of virtual learning that has been sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The use of technology and software in schools is …

Double pledge shows our commitment to the community

SIPS has shown its commitment to both its staff and the environment by signing up to two key agreements, the Armed Forces Covenant and the WM Net Zero Business Pledge. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families; forces-friendly employers sign the covenant to show respect through …

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