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When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
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Nursery staff and children celebrate the new report

Nursery's fortunes on the rise

Improvements have been made at a borough nursery previously criticised by education inspectors.
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Rowan Tree Primary School in Atherton was rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted

Have your say on special schools plan

Borough residents are being asked for the views on how the council should expand its services for youngsters with special educational needs.
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Social media - a new threat

School reputations damaged by social media

Schools are being forced to trawl social media to protect their reputations due to parents posting complaints online, according to headteachers.
Education

When it comes to Mother's Day, what are your kids really thinking?

If you're a mum who is looking forward to a surprise on Sunday, look away now.

Education
Celebrating the award

National awards for Leigh’s sporty school

A Leigh primary school has received a national sports award after seeing a large increase in the number of pupils taking up sport.

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Did your child get into their first-choice school?

Parents struggle to secure top school choice

Parents in around a fifth of areas in England are finding it harder to get their child into their top choice of primary school, figures suggest.

Education
Atherton Community School

Academy will turn things around

An academy trust which manages Atherton Community School has been propped up with a £750,000 cash injection from one of the government’s executive agencies.

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Talk to your child about having some responses ready if they are asked to send explicit images

Advice for parents concerned about children sexting

Child safety group Internet Matters has released a new list of tips for parents who are concerned about their children taking part in sexting.
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Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

Education
Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

Education

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
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Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Education
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

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Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Around 120 pupils who turned up for lessons wearing the wrong footwear were taken out of classes and asked to work at desks in a gym.

Education
Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice, sometimes going into the wrong job because of the lack of help, a new report says.

Education
New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

Education
Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.

Education

University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

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Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future

Robots as teaching assistants 'will become routine'

Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future of education worldwide, headteachers have been told.

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