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Nursery to get £20k expansion

A £20,000 project to renovate and expand a nursery is expected to get underway next week.

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De Lacy academy gets good Ofsted for first time.
Lillie Carragher, Joe McManus, Rodger Dawson (Chair of EAB), Jay Jay Fish, Luke Thomas, Megan Athorne, Lewis Sims, Liam Price

School celebrates after finally receiving a ‘good’ Ofsted report

A school that has spent years struggling to improve can now celebrate after finally achieving a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.

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Pupils: Lucy Roche, Jasmin Edwards and Evelyn Grace Salter.

Pupils to help restore life in our waterways

Schoolchildren will help to restore the River Went in Ackworth to its former glory.

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Ceri Boyle

Teacher gets Oxford honour

English teacher Ceri Boyle has been honoured by the University of Oxford for providing inspiration, support and encouragement to her students.

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Pontefract school placed in special measures

A school has been placed in special measures after an inspection by Ofsted.

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Classroom cameras: Coming to a school near you?

Classroom cameras: Coming to a school near you?

The number of teachers wearing body cameras in UK classrooms is expected to increase.

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The centre, based at Minsthorpe Community College, trains teachers across the region. Pictured is Judy Ogden from Sheffield Hallam University talking to students.

Teacher training centre rated ‘good’ all round in first Ofsted inspection

A centre that provides training for secondary school teachers has been rated good in all areas in its first inspection by an education watchdog.

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Body cameras

UK schools introduce body cameras for teachers

Classroom cameras: Coming to a school near you?

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Members of the student council in the new Step Back facility, kitted out by Next.

Pupils tackle Next challenges

Clothing and homeware retailer Next has teamed up with Minsthorpe Community College to give pupils a taste of the world of work.

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Joseph with friends at Larks Hill school, Pontefract.

Three socks day to help raise awareness

Youngsters will wear three socks during a colourful day of global awareness-raising to help people with Down’s Syndrome.

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School says: ‘We are getting better’

A school says it is on the up, despite being told by Ofsted inspectors that it still must improve.

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Wakefield Girls High School has the top results for new attainment 8 measure.

Wakefield secondary schools are best in West Yorkshire

Secondary schools in Wakefield are the best in West Yorkshire under new measures to record pupils’ achievements.

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Principal Sam Wright, who says the redevelopment is an exciting venture for the college.

College plans to take on former deeds building

The former Registry of Deeds building could be bought by Wakefield College and transformed into facilities for its catering, performing arts and special needs students.

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Controlled explosions carried out on chemicals at Yorkshire schools

Controlled explosions carried out on chemicals at Yorkshire schools

Over 40 schools in North and West Yorkshire have been visited by army bomb disposal experts after it was discovered they were storing a potentially hazardous chemical on their premises.

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Wakefield secondary league tables in full: How does YOUR school rate?

Wakefield secondary league tables in full: How does YOUR school rate?

Figures released this morning show that all secondary schools in the Wakefield district are meeting a new Government “floor target” that measures pupils’ progress and achievement over eight GCSE subjects.

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Wakefield school boss paid £25,000 a month

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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