Education stars recognised at annual Gazette awards

Educations stars across the Fylde coast were today basking in the glow of being named the best in the region in the annual Gazette Education Awards.

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Crossing patrols at Stanah in Thornton

School crossing safety warning

A headteacher has warned drivers and children to take extra care around his school after a lollipop woman was knocked down.

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Coun David Borrow says services will continue to be delivered despite the closure of childrens centres, to be discussed at County Hall today

Centre closures scrutinised

The closure of children’s centres across Lancashire was due to be discussed today.

School children in a classroom

Unions claim hundreds of Fylde coast teaching jobs at risk

Hundreds of teaching jobs on the Fylde coast are at risk from a lack of funding, union bosses have warned.

Michelle Smith pictured with her fine notice

School fine solicitor: Law is unclear

It is not against the law to take your child on holiday during term-time, the lawyer who beat Blackpool Council in court this week said.

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Graeme Dow, headteacher at Anchorsholme Primary

Teachers work ‘in excess of 60 hour weeks’

Headteachers have called for a stop to excessive working hours for staff after a survey revealed teachers in England work some of the longest hours in the profession in the developed world.

Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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2016 winners Tarleton County Primary School

Calling all Lancashire school choirs!

We have teamed up with BIBAs double award winners, True Bearing, to bring you a fantastic competition.

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Nursery pupil. PHOTO: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Nurseries ‘could close’ if free childcare hours double

Hundreds of nursery schools could be forced to close if the Government goes ahead with plans to offer parents 30 hours of free childcare, a teaching union has warned.

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GCSE Results Day

School sexual offence reports double

Police were called to deal with a report of a sexual offence in a Lancashire school almost every month last year.

Simon Jones, on the executive of the National Union of Teachers

Lancashire teaching union blasts grammar school return

Lancashire’s teachers’ leaders fear for the future of educational standards if rumoured plans to revert back to “segregation” at 11 go ahead.

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Road safety call

Road safety call as kids head back to school

Parents and teachers in Lancashire have been urged to make road and cycle safety and traffic awareness a priority as the new school term gets under way.

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Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty.

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Eliza Tiffen and Bethany Needham at Carr Hill

GCSE Results 2016: Result listings for the Fylde Coast

Here are the GCSE results for schools across the Fylde Coast.

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Millions of students will be receiving their GCSE results today

Life after GCSEs

With GCSE Results Day finally upon us, hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the country will be weighing up their options for the future.

Nando’s giving away free chicken to all A-Level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away food to students who received their A-level results on Thursday.

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Rossall School's A-level students: Jack England, Hayley Hughes, Philip Wilkinson, Gabriella Davey, Rachel Hoggarth and Jonathan Lee

Rossall School’s ‘outstanding’ exam results

Rossall School is celebrating after A-level students secured ‘outstanding’ results.

The Childrens Centre in Thornton

Backlash over child centres

Plans to concentrate Wyre’s children’s centres in one spot have been slammed by a renegade county councillor.

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Blackpool Aspire Academy

Charity’s schools focus

Charity Teach First is set to place more than a dozen teachers into Fylde coast schools in September.

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Mandy Woolford, owner of Skools Out/Skools Inn child care centre

Childcare boss blasts Ofsted

The owner of a Fleetwood childcare centre has blasted an Ofsted report labelling her premises ‘inadequate’, saying her staff should not be judged on a ‘15-minute observation’.

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