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Blackburn pupils handed Unicef’s highest award for work as global ambassadors

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCHOOL has received the highest award Unicef gives to young people for acting as community and global ambassadors.

Warning over pupil numbers boom

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A UNION leader believes the ‘fragmentation’ of schools will make it difficult to plan for a boom in pupil numbers.

Tockholes school told to act by Ofsted after breaking rule

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN INSPECTOR has told a school it must take immediate action after it was discovered a staff member was in a key role on its governing body.

Burnley school team runners-up in national maths challenge

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT all added up to success for a team of students from Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley, who have finished second in a national maths competition.

Most East Lancs kids happy with change to fresh-cooked school meals

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PARENTS and children have spoken out after headteacher Ian Spencer banned home packed lunches for infants at All Saints C of E Primary in Clayton-le-Moors.

A school system without Ofsted?

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted carried out the follow-up inspection

4:11pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A DELEGATION of East Lancashire headteachers explored the pros and cons of an education system free of Ofsted.

Helping pupils to read takes Blackburn teacher to national finals for a ’fantastic job’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:52pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A TEACHER who helps struggling youngsters get up to speed with their reading has come runner-up in the Teacher of the Year competition.

Free meals initiative means deprived East Lancs schools may lose funding

Lancashire Telegraph: school meals generic

1:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A HEADTEACHING leader says East Lancashire’s most deprived schools could miss out because of the latest free school meals initiative.

Maths and science learning time frame unrealistic, say East Lancs educators

Lancashire Telegraph: Parents invited to see how maths is taught at Thornhill Primary School, Southampton

5:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

EXPERTS recommending pupils should study maths and science longer are ‘unrealistic’ according to East Lancashire educators.

VIDEO: East Lancashire's most inspirational pupils and teachers honoured

Lancashire Telegraph: Winners celebrate after  the Lancashire Telegraph Education Awards at Stanley House

10:02am Friday 27th June 2014

TEACHERS and pupils gathered at the Lancashire Telegraph Schools Awards 2014 last night.

FUNDING CUTS: Schools chief warns over new Blackburn academies

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

6:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

CONCERNS have been voiced that a raft of new academies could affect Blackburn’s educational structure.

Rossendale school put in special measures after damning inspection report

Lancashire Telegraph: Headteacher Nigel Dawson said he accepted Ofsted’s findings following a two-day visit in April and May

10:53am Tuesday 10th June 2014

EDUCATION chiefs have placed a Rossendale school in special measures after a damning inspection found inadequate teaching and poor governance.

Schools plans are under fire by East Lancs educationalists

Lancashire Telegraph: Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn

3:06pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A PLAN to bring in an overarching structure for free schools and academies has been criticised by key East Lancashire figures.

Darwen Vale: Anger at claim parents’ spoken views won’t count

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen Vale High School

11:41am Wednesday 21st May 2014

VERBAL comments made by parents over a school’s forced academisation will not feature in the consultation report, it has been claimed.

East Lancashire Schools Awards add up for celebration

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

2:40pm Thursday 15th May 2014

NOMINATIONS for the crème de la crème of East Lancashire’s teachers are being taken.

East Lancashire schools ‘working harder than ever’

Lancashire Telegraph: Alasdair Coates says hardworking pupils and teachers are everywhere in E Lancs

3:00pm Friday 9th May 2014

A TEACHING expert says the Lancashire Telegraph’s Schools Awards are recognition that schools work harder than ever before.

New statistics reveal hundreds of under 11s in Lancashire are referred for drug and alcohol treatment

Lancashire Telegraph: Mid-life alcohol and drugs crisis in East Lancashire

2:24pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

CHILDREN as young as 11 have been referred to drug and alcohol treatment services in Lancashire, according to ‘shock’ new figures.

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.

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