Step up for Darwen school’s new head

Lancashire Telegraph: New head  Helen Thomas

11:20am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A DARWEN school’s new headteacher has said she has landed her dream job running a ‘joyful’ school.

East Lancs volunteers wanted for ultimate away day to Africa

Lancashire Telegraph: Turf Moor

11:11am Wednesday 19th March 2014

INTREPID explorers are now being recruited for an expedition to Africa.

Stoneyholme Community Primary School in Burnley gets all clear over safety plan

Lancashire Telegraph: FALL Stoneyholme Junior School

11:04am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A SCHOOL has overhauled its checking procedures for new employees.

Extra thousand apply to Lancashire secondary schools after baby boom

Lancashire Telegraph: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

11:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

A BABY boom means more than 1,000 extra children applied for secondary school places in Lancashire this year, compared with 12 mon- ths ago.

Helmshore Pre-School rapped as 'inadequate' by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Helmshore Pre-School meets in St Thomas’ Church hall

6:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

CHILDREN are not being sufficiently safeguarded at a pre-school rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted.

Results appeal abuse denied

Lancashire Telegraph: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

4:24pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

EDUCATORS have hit back at claims schools are using the exams appeals system ‘tactically’.

Colne school told to improve by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

1:40pm Monday 17th February 2014

A SCHOOL has been told to improve after inspectors found pupils' progress was ‘uneven’.

£150m primary school sports fund for East Lancs schools

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Jones

12:42pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

PLANS to maintain sports funding in schools have been welcomed by a union leader.

Blackburn firm to revolutionise walls for 'smart’ for pupils

Lancashire Telegraph: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

10:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A BLACKBURN firm is set to revolutionise teaching styles by creating classrooms with ‘smart walls’.

QEGs in Blackburn to double intake of pupils

Lancashire Telegraph: Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn

9:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

BLACKBURN’S Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is set to see pupil numbers more than double within a year.

East Lancs teachers in call for extra cash for schools

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Jones

10:36am Wednesday 5th February 2014

CALLS for ‘extra funding and staffing’ have been made as state educators were told to be more like private schools.

£2.2m revamp for Holly Gove special school in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: County councillor Tomlinson

11:20am Tuesday 4th February 2014

PLANS for a £2.2million upgrade for a special school in Burnley have been given a warm welcome by parents and pupils.

Darwen primary school set to become academy

Lancashire Telegraph: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

4:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

A PRIMARY school is set to pull out of council control to become a diocese-sponsored academy.

Blackburn College lecturer goes with her flow

Lancashire Telegraph: Lecturer Joanne Fardella, centre, shows students Russell Bury and Halima Sharif how gadgets can be used in the classroom

2:29pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

A COLLEGE lecturer is to help others solve the problem of what to do with mobile phones in the classroom.

Teaching transformed by East Lancashire firm

Lancashire Telegraph: A graphic showing how the system works.The two firms showcased the technology at Bett 2014, a leading global learning technology event, in London.

2:42pm Monday 27th January 2014

EAST Lancashire firm Promethean is using the latest advanced technology to transform teaching in the classroom.

Exclusive: Stonyhurst head teacher's relief as Caribbean ruaways are found safe

Lancashire Telegraph: Head teacher Andrew Johnson

10:09am Thursday 23rd January 2014

STONYHURST headmaster Andrew Johnson is remarkably relaxed and in good spirits considering the week he’s just had.

Blackburn school pupils jump up progress table

Lancashire Telegraph: Headteacher Carla Martini and deputy Christopher Holmes are jumping for joy at St Barnabas and St Paul’s results

4:30pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A PRIMARY school has been ranked 55th in the country for the progress its pupils have made.

East Lancashire primary schools given room for improvement

2:30pm Thursday 16th January 2014

TWO schools have been given permission to create extra classrooms to allow more pupils to enrol in education.

Strategy for special needs education in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

11:00am Wednesday 15th January 2014

A NEW strategy for young people with special educational needs has been drawn up for Blackburn with Darwen borough.

Sacred Heart RC School in Blackburn 'requires improvement'

Lancashire Telegraph: Sacred Heart RC School in Blackburn

3:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

A SCHOOL has been told it ‘requires improvement’ after having to rely on new teachers and those on supply contracts.

Accrington’s Mount Carmel pupils get fireworks lesson

2:54pm Monday 13th January 2014

PUPILS discovered the science behind fireworks when Accrington’s Mount Carmel Science department invited Hippings Primary School children to a special workshop.

Burnley work placements in child care avaliable

2:19pm Monday 13th January 2014

WORK placements i n child care, health and social care and administration are available in Burnley.

East Lancashire critics hit back after Michael Gove’s claim of ‘unpatriotic’ teaching

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Gove

2:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

CALLS have been made to teach the First World War ‘warts and all’ during Accrington Pals’ commemorations.

St Luke and St Philips CofE in Blackburn set to become academy

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Jones

3:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A PRIMARY school looks set to become an academy after Ofsted inspectors found it ‘required improvement’.

Performance related pay unpopular with East Lancs teachers

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Jones

3:26pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

PERFORMANCE-related pay for teachers is proving unpopular, according to a union.

Darwen primary school headteacher to retire

Lancashire Telegraph: Alison Howarth, headteacher at St Barnabas Primary School, retires at the end of the summer term after seven years at the school and 40 years of teaching.

1:09pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A DARWEN primary school headteacher is to retire after four decades in education.

East Lancashire needs more school governors

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Jones

3:43pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

SCHOOL governor jobs are going unfilled because of increasing pressures being placed on the role, according to educators.

Teachers in East Lancashire suffering from 'falling morale'

9:59am Tuesday 7th January 2014

UNION leaders have spoken out after a survey revealed teachers are experiencing ‘falling morale’.

Haslingden headteacher hits out at state school critics

Lancashire Telegraph: Special guest Ilyas Khan presents the Gemma Turner Award for Contributions to the Performing Arts to Morgan Harper-Jones

11:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

A HEADTEACHER used his school awards’ evening to defend the achievements of state schools in an ever more difficult education environment.

Burnley MP backs education boost motion

Lancashire Telegraph: POSITIVE MP Gordon Birtwistle

1:40pm Friday 27th December 2013

BURNLEY Liberal Democrat Gordon Birtwistle is one 104 MPs to call on the Government to boost further education so Britain can compete in the global knowledge economy.

Sure Start Centres’ ‘unclear purpose’

2:30pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

SURE Start centres have an ‘unclear’ purpose according to MPs.

Alternative to A-levels coming in

Lancashire Telegraph: Lessons will be cancelled in schools across the district on Wednesday

2:30pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

HUNDREDS of thousands of teenagers will study new practical alternatives to A-levels as part of Government reforms designed to prepare more pupils for jobs in traditional trades, it was announced today.

St Augustine's High School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Headteacher Michael Wright celebrates with pupils, from left, Kayley Moore, Harry Lonsdale,  Nathan McCarthy and Laura Rain

6:00pm Friday 20th December 2013

A HIGH school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College praised for ‘excellent behaviour’

3:59pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

COLLEGE students’ ‘excellent behaviour’ has been praised during a visit by education chiefs.

East Lancashire students to get expertise from telecom company

7:00pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

HUNDREDS of students are to gain access to a business scheme after a schools and enterprise partnership.

Blackburn with Darwen union boss speaks out over Ofsted claims

4:18pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

A UNION has spoken out over Ofsted claims that some schools have low expectations.

Our Lady and St John’s Catholic College in Blackburn celebrates pupils' success

Lancashire Telegraph: Canon Jude Harrison, paralympics cyclist Rik Waddon, head boy Tom Perkins, Head Keith Ballard and head girl Holly Boyle

3:47pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

A SCHOOL welcomed back former pupils to celebrate a successful year.

Blackburn students play Santa to deprived families

Lancashire Telegraph: St Mary’s College students ready to spread festive cheer

5:00pm Monday 16th December 2013

ST Mary’s College students have been helping to spread festive cheer for various groups in Blackburn and beyond.

‘Change in rules is great news for foster children’

1:56pm Monday 16th December 2013

A CHILDREN’S charity which pioneered fostering in Lancashire as an alternative to residential care, has welcomed announcements by the Government to extend foster caring to the age of 21.

Music and drama at awards for Rawtenstall school

8:30pm Friday 13th December 2013

A RAWTENSTALL school sung their way to success at their celebration and awards evening.

Salesbury school 'crackers' club wins Ofsted praise

3:10pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A RIBBLE Valley ‘out of school’ club has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Colne students welcome Chinese professor

3:10pm Thursday 12th December 2013

PUPILS in Colne received a geography lesson from a tourism expert who flew in from China.

Campaign to stop Burnley's first free school launched

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Jones

1:06pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

A CAMPAIGN against Burnley's first proposed free school has been launched by a council and union members.

1,000 sign petition about Darwen Vale's future

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen Vale High School

10:34am Tuesday 10th December 2013

MORE than 1,000 people have signed a petition urging the Government to open a full consultation over forcing Darwen Vale High School to academy status.

Hoddlesden school pride at quadruple success

Lancashire Telegraph: Head Bernadette  Bickerton and pupils celebrate the school’s success

11:00pm Monday 9th December 2013

A VILLAGE primary school has enjoyed an ‘outstanding’ year after getting the top rating in four different inspections.

Blackburn university centre to expand

Lancashire Telegraph: PRIDE The college’s university centre

6:01pm Sunday 8th December 2013

A UNIVERSITY centre is looking to expand in the wake of government changes.

'Serious weaknesses' found at Hameldon College

Lancashire Telegraph: Headteacher Gill Broom says problems at Hameldon College are being addressed

5:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

STAFF and governors at an embattled Burnley ‘super school’ have been told that it has ‘serious weaknesses’ and teaching standards require improvement.

UCU teaching strikes hit East Lancs

Lancashire Telegraph: The UCU teaching union strikes on the picket lines outside Blackburn College in Blackburn about pay.

11:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

LECTURERS and support staff from East Lancashire colleges and university centres are on strike today.

Blackburn head teacher named best in Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Top teacher Diane Atkinson

4:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

A BLACKBURN head teacher has been named the best in Lancashire.

East Lancs school transport price hikes discussed

2:04pm Monday 2nd December 2013

MORE than 800 people had their say during a public consultation on proposed price hikes for school transport, the county council confirmed.

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