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Wakefield school boss paid £25,000 a month

A chain of academy schools paid its temporary boss £127,000 for five months’ work via his private company, it has emerged.

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Schools ‘facing £21m cuts’, say teaching unions

Schools ‘facing £21m cuts’, say teaching unions

Schools could be forced to cut jobs and increase class sizes because of cuts to their budgets, it is feared.

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HELPING HAND: Ridwana Wallace-Laher, from the Penny Appeal, met with orphans during her fact-finding trip to The  Gambia.

Ex teacher sees how city charity is helping educate orphans in Gambia

A worker from a Wakefield based humanitarian charity has been to The Gambia to see how orphans are benefitting from money raised in Yorkshire.

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Water issue closes Wakefield school

Water issue closes Wakefield school

A Wakefield school has been forced to close today due to a problem with the water supply.

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School pupils are the biggest fundraisers in Britain

School pupils are the biggest fundraisers in Britain

Generous pupils at a city school are top of the table when it comes to fundraising, and that’s official.

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Jenny Beach left Newlands after 39 years.

Tearful farewell for retiring staff at two of the region’s schools

Tears were wiped away as fond farewells were given to retiring staff members at two of the region’s schools.

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MOVING ON UP: Wakefield has climbed 17 places.

Schools move up in national league tables

Schools have improved their performance in national league tables.

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Nursery turns its fortunes around after Ofsted visit

Nursery turns its fortunes around after Ofsted visit

A nursery is turning its fortunes around after a recent Ofsted inspection found it to be ‘good’.

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FEE? Schools and academies would have to pay if they want the service.

Anger at school crossing patrol payment plan

Angry readers have hit out at a plan to make schools pay for their own crossing patrols, fearing children’s lives could be put at risk.

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Cleaners went on strike at Kinsley Academy.

School cleaners return to work at 14 week strike

Cleaners at Kinsley Academy who took almost 14 weeks of strike action against their employer are back at work.

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Jonathan Pile has criticied HS2.

Furious campaigners claim HS2 in schools is ‘propaganda’

Campaigners fighting plans for a high speed rail route in our district are furious that the company running the project is trying to involve schoolchildren in the process.

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Headteacher Michael Walker with reception pupils Liberty Woodall and Ferdinand Clarkson.

New head of primary school takes up role

A new headteacher has been appointed at a Church of England primary school following the death of its former head.

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Freeston Academy celebrating an improvement in its Ofsted result. Joel Rylance, Connor Sadler, Amy Wood, Amelia Shilito, Kiara Reid, Brian Veliska, all student council representatives.

School beginning to make progress, say inspectors

An education watchdog has recognised improvements made by an academy by raising its effectiveness grade.

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Parent campaigned against closure of First Steps Nursery.

Fight is lost as nursery closes

A nursery used by families at Hemsworth Academy will close at the end of the year.

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Schools to pay for crossing patrols

Schools to pay for crossing patrols

Schools may have to pay for crossing patrols outside their grounds in a plan by Wakefield Council revealed today.

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Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North of England could learn from pushier mums and dads in the South to help their children achieve the best grades, the children’s tsar has said.

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WINNER: Hannah Buckley, centre, with the judges and contestants.

Young chefs have recipes for success

OODLES of noodles helped Hannah Buckley win a young chefs’ competition.

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Cllr Peter Box outside the new Archives building on Kirkgate, Wakefield

Council leader aiming for university status

Wakefield needs to become a university city to stop young people leaving to study elsewhere.

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Coun Peter Box.

Council leader reiterates support for Wakefield to become a university city

Wakefield Council Leader, Coun Peter Box CBE, has reiterated his support for Wakefield to become a university city – after a report stated that thousands of talented young people are leaving the district each year to study for degrees and other high level qualifications.

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