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New headteacher confirmed at Marton

The acting headteacher at Baines’ Endowed Church of England Primary Academy in Marton has been given the job on a permanent basis.

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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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Gary Lovatt

Businesses 'must have input' in Blackpool scheme to boost education and opportunity

Small businesses must be heavily involved if a scheme to boost education and give all Blackpool youngsters a chance at a decent career is to be successful, a local business leader has said.

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Hilton Hotel on North Promenade. Pic courtesy of Google Street View

Discover the ‘truth about bullying’ at Blackpool's Hilton Hotel

Parents and teachers can find out ‘the truth about bullying’ next month at a public talk at a Blackpool Hotel.

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Pupils at Northfold Primary are in with a chance of winning a playground made from recycled plastic thanks to their own recycling campaign.  Members of the the Junior Eco team hold a timeline of collected litter.

Recycling champs race for playground

A Cleveleys school is in with a chance of winning a new playgruond - made entirely out of recycled material.

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A new plan aims to tackle problems with the education system in Blackpool. Above left: headteacher Andy Mellor and Blackpool and The Fylde College principal Bev Robinson (bottom left)

‘Hope, aspiration and a brighter future for resort’

A bold new vision for Blackpool’s education system outlines aims to give pupils a better chance in life and ensure no child is left behind.

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The new state-of-the-art building has enriched the opportunities for every student that attends South Shore Academy

New era for Blackpool school

Pupils at South Shore Academy’s new building are already benefitting from their new state-of-the-art building, say staff.

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Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members from Garstang and the surrounding area  have completed the Girlguiding North West England engineering challenge badge Clever Cogs, as part of an activity day held for the Garstang District.

Guides prove they’re real clever clogs

Garstang Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and senior section members turned science engineers for their latest challenge.

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Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre, Kirkham

‘Sixth form review’ shock at Carr Hill

Sixth form education at a second Fylde school is facing possible closure.

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Ray Baker, who will take over as headteacher of Lytham St Annes Technology and Perfoming Arts College in January

Search for new head over at last

The search is over for the next headteacher of Fylde’s biggest school – and the successor to long-serving Phil Wood has big plans for its future.

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Mark Kilmurray, pictured in 2016

Armfield Academy appoints headteacher - as it’s revealed it will have a ‘VR studio’ for pupils

Mark Kilmurray, associate principal at Montgomery High School in Bispham, has been appointed headteacher at the Armfield Academy.

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The site will include 259 student apartments

Green light for student hub at former Preston mill

A vast new student hub based at one of the city’s historic mill sites will help to free up homes for Preston families, a councillor has said.
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Anchorsholme Academy held a reunion party to celebrate its 50th birthday. The school choir sing Englebert Humperdinck's song The Last Waltz, which was number one when the school opened.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 29-9-2017

Anchorsholme Academy marks 50 years with gala celebration

Anchorsholme Academy marked its 50th anniversary with a gala celebration.

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Matthew Barr, associate head of Lytham Sixth Form College

Fair and fun to feature at Lytham Sixth Form College’s open day

Lytham Sixth Form College will combine an open day with an autumn fair for the first time this weekend.

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Lancashire Energy HQ

Classes start at Blackpool’s £10m new energy HQ

Blackpool’s £10m energy college has welcomed its first students through the door.

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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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Staff and pupils at St Cuthbert's Primary Academy are celebrating after being given a 'good' rating from Ofsted.  L-R are Jack Hughes, Rhianna Lee, Anis Ben-Slama, Alicia Holden and Philippe Rozik.

Resort school goes from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in four years

A Blackpool primary school ordered to become an academy after being branded ‘inadequate’ is now doing a ‘good’ job, Ofsted found.

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Official opening of the new Hawes Side Academy.  Pictured L-R are head boy Addison Panetta with headteacher Michael Shepherd, Issy Simpson, Blackpool mayor Ian Coleman and head girl Ella Nickson.

Revamped Blackpool school's grand official opening

A Blackpool school is celebrating the end of a two and a half year project with the official opening of its new building and grounds.

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Gordon Marsden

MP's blast over lack of careers strategy

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has blasted government ministers for their failure to deliver a proper strategy for careers for young people.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Truant children land mum in court dock

A huge package of care failed to prevent a mum-of-three’s children playing truant from school.

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