£1m on free school plans an ‘utter waste’

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN East Lancashire teaching union rep has criticised the government for spending £1m on proposals for free schools that never opened.

Haslingden High leading way in religious teaching

Lancashire Telegraph: PLANS Blackburn Cathedral

4:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TOP government adviser has drawn on RE lessons at an East Lancashire secondary school to help shape the way the subject is taught across the UK.

Labour’s education spokesman wants vow made on qualification

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TEACHERS should make a promise similar to the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors, committing themselves to the value of their profession, the shadow education secretary has announced.

East Lancs pupils taught how to forage for food and be creative

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

CHILDREN from Woodnook Primary have been channelling their inner Bear Grylls with foraging and exploring in Gisburn Forest.

School-age report makes ‘scary reading’ for East Lancs MEP

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A REPORT showing half of children are not ready for school at the age of five makes ‘scary’ reading, according to an East Lancashire MEP.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: East Lancs headteacher wants to hold classes in the woods

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A HEADTEACHER is considering converting her new primary into a ‘forest school’.

Burnley pupils and staff celebrate ‘exceptional’ start to academic year

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and students at a Burnley high school are celebrating an ‘exceptional’ start to the academic year.

Glowing report for Burnley 'superschool' after spell in special measures

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BURNLEY ‘superschool’ which was put in special measures has been given a glowing report by inspectors.

Trainee Blackburn teachers go back to school

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:33pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRAINEE teachers will benefit from ‘on-the-job’ training under a revolutionary new way of studying during their PGCE year.

Lancashire County Hall ready for 40,000 free school dinners

Lancashire Telegraph: SCHOOL DINNER: Are schools too picky about packed lunches?

2:03pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE sheer scale of the operation to offer free school dinners to primary school pupils was revealed today.

East Lancs children and staff overawed by futuristic £7m development

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:33am Tuesday 9th September 2014

EAST Lancashire children have been busy packing pencils in their brand new pencil cases in eager anticipation of the new school term – but it is doubtful that any other children were quite as excited as the pupils of Nelson’s Whitefield Infant School and Nursery this week.

200 extra staff to dish out free food at East Lancs schools

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:12pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MORE than 200 extra staff have been recruited to cope with an anticipated 40 per cent increase in infants eating hot lunches at schools.

East Lancs private school hails new influx of pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PRESTIGIOUS private school in the Ribble Valley has hailed the biggest influx of new students in the last 20 years.

£5m Blackburn school could leave ones nearby devastated, says education boss

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A TEACHING union boss fears the £5million new 630-pupil Olive Primary could have a ‘devastating effect’ on other local junior and infant schools.

East Lancs students taught how to recognise depression following spate of suicides

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN EAST Lancashire college will be teaching pupils to recognise the signs of depression and other mental health issues in the coming academic year.

Controversial Blackburn school plans new £5m centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BLACKBURN’S controversial Islamic Olive Primary School is to get a new, purpose-built home cost over five million pounds The Tauheedul Trust has applied for planning permission to construct a two storey complex on Meins Road in Beardwood next to its high-flying girls academy.

Ofsted delays put ‘children at risk’

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NURSERY claims a backlog of Ofsted inspections is putting children at risk.

Female students still avoiding maths and physics

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

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FIGURES show girls are still in the minority in physics and maths in spite of the subjects becoming more popular.

‘Oversized’ classes see huge increase across Lancashire

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

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE number of ‘oversized’ classes for infants in county hall-led schools has risen by more than 20 times in just four years.

VIDEO: Helping students through the Clearing process

Lancashire Telegraph: A Levels

4:43pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A UNIVERSITY has opnened its Clearing hotline today to support students receiving their A-level results.

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.

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