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SFE employee set to take part in Birmingham Running Festival 🏃‍♀️

#TeamSFE – SFE employee Beth set to take part in this year’s Birmingham Running Festival 🏃‍♀️ This year Beth will be taking on a 10k in order to raise funds for Services For Education, encouraging others ...

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SFE’s First Ever Charity Golf Tournament

Come and put your swing to good use and help us hit the high notes in a tee-terrific game of golf (sorry, no more golf puns). In all seriousness, we are excited to be ...

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Local business supports local charity to raise nearly £1,500 within a few hours.

We are excited to be working with employees from our local Brewin Dolphin office as we build our newest corporate partnership. Knowing Brewin Dolphin’s Juliana Silva and Wolfie Papirnik, and the business’s passion for ...

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#TeamSFE – SFE Employee Set to Take on Birmingham Running Festival

#TeamSFE – SFE employee Beth set to take part in this year’s Birmingham Running Festival 🏃‍♀️ This year Beth will be taking on a 10k in order to raise funds for Services For Education, ...

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Education charity judged ‘Best Training Provider or Educational Establishment of the Year’

Services For Education, the Birmingham education charity, has been judged ‘Best Training Provider or Educational Establishment of the Year’ in the Midlands Service Excellence Awards 2024. The charity, which is now in its twelfth ...

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Birmingham pupils cook with Michelin-trained chef and internet sensation, Poppy O’Toole

More than 3,000 school children from across Birmingham have swapped their pens for pans and completed a unique cookery lesson with TV presenter, author, chef and internet sensation, Poppy O’Toole. The self-titled Potato Queen ...

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Birmingham schools who ‘grow their own’, praised by Lord Mayor

One in two Birmingham primary schools have taken part in Health for Life® initiative Children and teachers at Birmingham primary schools have been congratulated by The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Chaman Lal for ...

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Your Guide to Gift Aid Contributions

Did you know that if you #tickthebox to add Gift Aid to your donation, it means your donation grows by 25% – at no extra charge to you? In this blog, we talk you ...

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SFE’s Festive Raffle

This Christmas saw Services For Education run our first festive raffle, with people entering via text donations. We launched the raffle through our social media and some of our informal ensemble concerts in the ...

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Big Give Update

At the end of November, Services For Education took part in our very first Big Give #ChristmasChallenge, aiming to raise £4,000 towards our Birmingham Inclusive Choir. Although we didn’t reach the full target, we ...

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SFE’s Magical Music Moments of 2023

The festive season has once again arrived and we’re reaching that wonderful time of year where we can review, reflect and celebrate our successes. At Services For Education, we’ve had another pretty busy one! ...

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Birmingham’s Inclusive Choir has just one week to double its money in Big Give Christmas campaign

Choir plans for “twice as many young people with disabilities in Birmingham to enjoy singing and making music together” – and now aims to perform at King Charles’ Coronation Legacy Concert Birmingham’s ground-breaking Inclusive Choir ...

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Services For Education and Mayfield School on ITV Central for the launch of brand-new music resource, Count Me In!

On Monday 10th July, Services For Education visited Mayfield School, Birmingham, to put our brand-new music resource, Count Me In!, into action with joint author Sophie Gray, and Meri Izquierdo, PMLD Class Teacher at ...

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Thousands of Children with Special Education Needs Would Benefit From Greater Exposure to Music, Says Music Education Professor and Education Charity

New evidence-backed music resource will support children with life-long benefits More than a million and a half children in England have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). Adults with SEND are significantly less likely ...

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Why is Music Important in Schools and What Can You Do to Prioritise it?

Discover why music education in schools is important under the National Plan for Music Education, with benefits and actions your school can take this year. Whether for wellbeing, community, creativity or profession, the significance ...

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Conservatoire Students to Take to the Stage to Raise Funds for Future SFE Musicians

Join Conservatoire Students at the APD Gala Concert, Raising Money for Services For Education We are so pleased to share that Royal Birmingham Conservatoire students are to perform a free ‘musical extravaganza’ to raise ...

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The King’s Coronation Bandstand Project – A Day to Remember

Over 1,100 guests and more than 500 young performers over four concerts – our Ensemble performances for The King’s Coronation Bandstand Project made it a day to remember.  On Monday 8th May, our SFE ...

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Three New Trustees for Education Charity

A school head teacher, the chair of an influential think-tank group, and a senior policy advisor to Defra, have been appointed as trustees at Services For Education, the Birmingham-based charity that brings music and ...

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About Our Partners: JPF First Aid Partners

We are delighted to introduce and welcome JPF First Aid who have joined Services For Education, in partnership, supporting the growth of their own business whilst in return supporting our charity – thank you!   ...

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About Our Partners: Normans Musical Instruments

Normans Musical Instruments have been a long-standing affiliate partner of Services For Education for several years. Affiliate partnering supports business growth and in this case gives back the SFE Charity – thank you very ...

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Affiliate Marketing: What Is It?

Support a Good Cause and More Money Could be Yours. Have you ever considered affiliate marketing as a way of increasing your sales?  The term ‘affiliate’ can often be confusing and so to begin ...

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New chair and trustees for education charity

Services For Education, the Birmingham-based charity that brings music and learning to life, has appointed Sarah Smith, Diocesan Director of Education for Birmingham Diocese, as its new chair. The appointment coincides with the election ...

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Community Choirs Relaunch

SFE Community Choirs stopped last year as a result of Covid. The choirs are unbelievably important for the target audience, that being the older generation who are at risk of feeling isolated. To get ...

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Education Chair Retires After Nine-Years’ Service

See the original post here. Martin Chitty, Chair of Birmingham-based Services For Education, is retiring from the role after nine years in office. Mr Chitty, a partner with Gowling WLG, was a founder Trustee ...

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Three new trustees for birmingham charity as it prepares for a ‘new normal’

Award-winning Services For Education, whose continuing work with Birmingham schools during the pandemic has been widely applauded, has appointed additional trustees as part of its bid to deliver a strategic plan to 2025. The ...

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Keeping Music Going…

We are committed to keeping music going and have been busy behind the scenes trying to find ways to make this happen: Our SFE teachers are busy delivering online lessons to many young musicians ...

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Health For Life 2020 – Launch On 24th June

On 24th June 2020, we will be inviting eligible schools to join the Health For Life programme 2020/21. Keep an eye out on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to see the announcements! Health for Life ...

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Thousands of Birmingham students swap pens for pans for cook-a-long with Michelin Star chef

Glynn Purnell has designed a recipe for Birmingham students to cook simultaneously More than 1,000 school children from across Birmingham are set for a cookery lesson with a Michelin Star twist, as yummy Brummie ...

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Music Success Stories: Xhosa Cole, Winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018

The best thing about working for Services For Education is the passion within our team. Our staff love their jobs and they love the difference they make to people’s lives. It fills us with ...

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Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Nicola Benedetti Joins Forces With Services For Education This February

2020 Grammy award winner Nicola Benedetti – one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation – is to inspire more than 100 young musicians from Birmingham in a one-day workshop as part of a bid ...

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BRIT Award Winner Jess Gillam to work with Birmingham School Children

Intensive workshop will give students the chance to perform with one of the stars Budding young musicians from Birmingham are being given the opportunity to learn from a ‘sensation’ in the world of classical ...

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Music Success Stories: Cian’s Story

The OHMI (One Handed Musical Instrument) Trust  is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for people who are physically disabled. Services For Education have partnered with the OHMI Trust ...

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SFE Community Choir – Our Story

At Services For Education, our mission is simple: to use the power of learning and of music to create and build confidence amongst children, young people, adults and communities. That mission is exemplified by ...

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Services For Education Vocal Teacher Receives Polish Educational Authorities Medal

Services For Education received some fantastic news last week from Vocal Teacher, Joanna Kunda-jedynak. Joanna was awarded a Polish Educational Authorities Medal for teachers, to recognise exceptional work and was invited to the Polish Embassy in ...

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Music Success Stories: An Email From Jake Bagby

Our Head of Music, Stuart Birnie, was absolutely delighted to receive a fantastic email from Jake Bagby earlier this month. Jake received French Horn tuition (in a class setting) from Services For Education and ...

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New Chief Executive for Services For Education

Services For Education, the award-winning nationally recognised education and training charity, based in Birmingham that employs nearly 250 people, has appointed a new Chief Executive. Sharon Bell succeeds Martyn Collin who is retiring after ...

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Music Success Stories: A Feature On Jack Ledger-Dowse

At Services For Education, we run over 70 free ensembles for children across Birmingham. We believe that the ensemble experience is absolutely crucial to any high-quality musical education and we think that all children ...

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Soundtots: Supporting children’s language development, memory, listening and attention skills.

Soundtots, is a musical intervention helping children reach a progressive level of development during their time in the early years foundation stage (EYFS). It was May 2018 when Services for Education began the activities of the Soundtots project; ...

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Music Boosts Learning Outcomes for Disadvantaged Schoolchildren

An innovative series of weekly interactive music workshops has been proven to boost learning outcomes for disadvantaged primary schoolchildren, according to research by Services For Education. Three hundred children in the disadvantaged Birmingham wards ...

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Services For Education Scoop Top Award

A local charity that supports young people and adults through music and education has scooped a top award. Services For Education has been recognised for its ‘Excellence in Training and Education’ at the annual ...

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