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School prays for bomb victim Georgina

Pupils and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the popular student.

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Winners at Winstanley College annual Awards Evening

Recognition for special students

Proud parents, staff, governors and, of course, students gathered at Winstanley College for their annual awards evening.

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The victorious team

Amazing feat of the team that grew together

They started high school, fresh faced, eager to learn and play football. Five years on they are still just as interested in the sport, if not quite so fresh faced.

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Wigan and Leigh College is celebrating its 70th anniversary of delivering higher education. Vice principal Claire Foreman is seen here with students l-r Daniel Campbell, Anna Utrata, Katie Brookes, Ryan Murphy and Ayse Aker

College is marking milestone anniversary in style

Staff and students at Wigan and Leigh College are pulling out all the stops to celebrate an academic milestone anniversary in style.

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How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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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

Education takes centre stage at NUT Q&A session

Education issues will take centre stage as candidates seeking votes will be grilled at an event based on popular politics show Question Time.

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Election candidates are being urged to be aware of the impact of funding cuts

Unions warn of school cuts

Parliamentary candidates are being urged to pledge that they will address school funding cuts that are estimated to hit a vast majority of schools across Wigan borough.

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The word is out on text painting

The word is out on text painting

Young people aged 25 and under are being challenged to take part in a “text painting” competition, as part of an exciting public art commission to be unveiled throughout public spaces across the borough.

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Headteacher Janet Seddon, left, with pupils at Beech Hill Community Primary School

Headteacher ‘an inspirational leader’

A headteacher in her final term at the helm of a Wigan school has been described as “inspirational” by an education watchdog.

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The campaign launch

Petition calls on support to tackle school fund cuts

The government will betray a generation of youngsters in Wigan borough because of school budget cuts, a Labour candidate has claimed.

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Wigan borough's schools are predicted to take financial hit under the new funding formula

Could local schools avoid budget cuts?

Wigan’s schools may be saved from facing huge cuts to their budgets due to a Conservative rebellion, reports have suggested.

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Year seven pupils with Michael Moore (left) and James Winterbottom

Wigan schools get anti-bullying app

Technology is helping to lead the fight against bullying at Wigan borough schools.

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Exterior of Rosebridge Day Nursery, Holt Street, Ince, Wigan - rated inadequate by Ofsted.

Concerns for children at day nursery

Education watchdog Ofsted will take enforcement action against a nursery after finding it was “inadequate”.

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Education Awards 2017

Education Awards 2017

The Wigan Observer and Wigan Post are proud to announce their Education Awards 2017.

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ProCos chief executive Carol Halford

Ofsted: Training provider not doing enough to prevent radicalism

A Wigan training provider has been blasted by watchdogs for not warning most of its students against the risks of taking part in extremist activities.

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More children have been given a place at their preferred primary school

Parents’ delight as primary school places granted

A greater share of Wigan’s children will be going to their chosen primary school compared with last year, council bosses have revealed.

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More pupils will attend their first choice schools this year, the council has said

First choice primary figures on the rise

A greater share of Wigan borough children have been given places at their first choice primary school, council bosses have said.
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Parental controls can keep your child safe and feeling less lonely

Pressures on teenagers are making them lonely

Thousands of young people are turning to Childline for help with feelings of isolation as they struggle with the pressures of growing up in today’s society.

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Stressed teachers are turning to drink

Stressed teachers are turning to drink

Stress at work is leading some teachers to become increasingly reliant on caffeine, alcohol and prescription drugs, while a number have seen relationships breakdown, it has been suggested.

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Lowton Junior and Infant Schools head girl Lily Henson, headteacher Alison Davies and head boy Luke Preston with the letter from Nick Gibb MP

School praised following visit by inspectors

A primary school recently named as one of the best in the country has been praised by education inspectors.

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