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Last chance to have say on school closure plan

Shevington residents have just hours left to have their say on the proposed closure of one of its primary schools.

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Shevington High School

School tests the water on academy plan

A popular Wigan school could become the latest in the borough to convert to an academy.

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Staff and pupils at Hope School with Neil Baldwin, known as Nello the clown

Everyday hero’s visit inspires pupils

Everyday hero Neil “Nello” Baldwin made an inspirational visit to a Wigan special school leaving a lasting impression on awe-struck pupils.

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Teaching ‘legend’ mourned

Teaching ‘legend’ mourned

Staff and students at a leading Wigan college have united to pay tribute to a much loved teacher who died earlier this week.

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Wigan NUT secretary Max Atkins and Wigan ATL branch secretary Angela Wells celebrating the creation of a new teaching super-union

Teachers urged to join forces for super-union

Wigan teachers are being encouraged to vote in favour of creating a new education super-union to better raise issues in the classroom.

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Jo Platt

Consultation over school expansion to be launched

A formal consultation asking parents, staff and the local community what they think about plans to enlarge a Wigan school will launch early in December.

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Children's author Lucia Davies, centre, visits pupils at Aspull Church Primary School as part of anti-bullying week, pictured with volunteer Kane McKiown, left, and Ruth Atherton who works for Cheshire Police

Author’s anti-bully message

Primary school pupils enjoyed a literary event with a message as a children’s author visited to do an anti-bullying assembly.

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Marsh Green Primary School

Cabinet to discuss school’s expansion

A formal consultation is likely to be held on a plan to expand a Wigan school.

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Grave warning over schools funding gaps

Grave warning over schools funding gaps

Wigan’s MP has made an urgent plea for more funding for schools as unions warn borough learning centres are facing significant cuts.

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Alex Butler right with Brentley Thomas who is also a Believe ambassador

Teens speak out to help the fight to stop bullying

Young people have shared their heartbreaking stories of the verbal and physical abuse they have experienced because of their sexuality.

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Shevington Community Primary School

Teacher ‘sickened’ by closure process

A teacher at a Wigan school which could be closed down has slammed the way the staff have been treated.

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Students Harvey Powell and Mio Okubo meet Paul Corker, Senior Fundraiser at MedEquip4Kids, at the Volunteer Fair

College hosts volunteer showcase event

Hundreds of Wigan students pledged to give up their free time to help others at Winstanley College’s annual Volunteer Fair.

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Winstanley College

Controlled explosion at college

A controlled explosion has been carried out at a Wigan college.

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Wigan Town Hall

Wigan Council defends its policy on truancy

Wigan Council has been accused of providing “misleading information” on its website about the fines it issues for school absences.

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Backing The Daily Mile here in Wigan Borough are from left: Pete Burt, managing director of Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles; Professor Kate Ardern, director of public health at Wigan Council; Elaine and John Wyllie from The Daily Mile and James Winterbottom, director of children's services at Wigan Council

Youngsters walk to New York and back!

Creating a healthy future for generations to come has already started thanks to The Daily Mile coming to Wigan.

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Shevington Community Primary School

Consultation on school closure plan approved

A recommendation to close a primary school has been approved by cabinet, triggering a consultation.

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Wigan Town Hall

Schools ‘better off’ run by town halls

A report claiming town halls are best placed to drive improvement in schools has been welcomed by a Wigan councillor.

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There's more to exam results than just studying

Snooze your way to better A levels

What happens outside the classroom plays a vital role in exam success. We examine why.

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Time is up to have your say on school expansion plans

Time is up to have your say on school expansion plans

A consultation to expand a Wigan primary school has closed.

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Three Towers has sites in Hindley and Whelley

Complaint triggers unit inspection

An education inspector made an unannounced visit to a Wigan pupil referral unit after a complaint about youngsters’ behaviour.

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