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App helps Wigan schoolchildren report bullying

Thousands of pupils across Wigan are using an app to report incidents of bullying in safety and without fear of reprisals.

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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.

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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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Bullying - there's no place for it

Bullying makes young afraid of being different

Wigan schools were urged to celebrate what makes pupils unique today as a new poll of youngsters found that over half worry about being seen as “different” from others, and 40 per cent would hide or change aspects of themselves for fear of being bullied.

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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.

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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.

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Mr Miler: "Students in our school get to go on to do their first choice options post-16."

Wigan school is top again

Standish Community High School celebrates being top in town for the third year running

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School suspends headteacher after poor exam results

School suspends headteacher after poor exam results

A secondary school headteacher has been suspended after an investigation was launched into its poor performance.

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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.

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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.

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Megan receives her certificate from the Mayor and Mayoress and council education chief James Winterbottom

Pupil Megan is made mayor for the day

A lucky student experienced a day in the life of the the borough’s first citizen after winning a competition encouraging young people to learn more about the democratic process.

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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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Hindley High School

School told it needs to improve

A high school where teaching is “inconsistent” has been told it must improve.
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Newbridge, one of the schools to benefit from the upgrades

Boost at special school sites

Several projects have been given the green light to meet the need for extra special school places in Wigan.

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Shevington Community Primary School

Care plans for school site

The site of a closed primary school has been earmarked for adult care facilities as councillors propose to develop services for the vulnerable on the disused land.

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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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Sue Astley with a pupil

It's never too late to learn!

One of the borough’s newest education providers is encouraging vulnerable pupils to give learning another chance and aim high in the classroom.
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Montrose Skills Hub in Wigan

Animal centre suffers yet another setback after fire

A Wigan apprenticeship firm is reeling from an electrical blaze at its animal centre, just months after vandals were responsible for the death of several animals.

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Jacob Higham with the prototype of his special clock, to aid youngsters and people with autism

Project ran like clockwork for Jacob

A Wigan secondary school pupil hopes his time has come as an entrepreneur after creating a special clock to help young people with autism.

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School bus drivers suspended

School bus drivers suspended

Ten people who drive youngsters to school in the borough have been suspended as they have not undergone the full checks to ensure they are safe to work among children.

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