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School Caretaker wins flag battle with Bolton at Home

The Union flag will keep flying outside a Johnson Fold home after a dad-of-five won a patriotic battle with his landlords. Paul Rushton featured was told in August by Bolton At Home to take down flags that had been flying outside his house in Hollin Hey Road. The news prompted outrage after the letter he received was seen on Facebook by hundreds of people. But now Mr Rushton has been told he can keep his flagpole and flags. He said: “The big bosses came down and apologies to me, they said I was the only person to receive the letter. “They did a quick survey of the flagpole and said it was...

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School Caretaker builds a 25ft pirate ship in his back garden

A 47-year-old caretaker obsessed throwing extravagant parties has just become the coolest kid in school by building a giant pirate ship in his back garden. Tim Jones can now make troublesome guests walk the plank on his 25ft creation which he built himself and takes up half of his garden. He has been throwing themed birthday parties for years - he has treated friends to a Medieval banquet, Mexican barbecue and 1940s-style ball in the past. But this year he has really had to put all hands on deck. The huge ship comes complete with rigging, a classic Jolly Rodger and a 25ft high...

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From Sergeant Major to Primary School Caretaker

I loved my life in the army but being a caretaker is a fantastic job as well. After finishing a proud army career recently, Retford's Paul Thompson says he is enjoying life on civvy street with his new battalion – the children of Ordsall Primary School. Paul rose to the rank of Sergeant Major in the Staffordshire Regiment, serving all over the world in major conflicts. Now back home in Retford, he can spend more time with his family and has immersed himself in his role as Ordsall Primary School's caretaker. Born in Northern Ireland, Paul is from an army family. His dad Les served with the Royal...

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Coleraine School Caretaker dies in quarry accident

Tributes have been paid to father-of-two Albert Kane, caretaker of Coleraine High School, who was tragically killed when a digger bucket fell and fatally injured him, whilst he was helping to carry out repair work at a quarry on Saturday morning. Coleraine High School Prinicpal, Mrs Anne Bell described Mr Kane as her ‘right hand man’. Paying tribute, she said: “Albert was my right hand man, we met first thing in the morning, and then last thing at night before we locked up. He will be missed by the whole school community. He never made a decision without running it past me first. You can...

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Break-in just minutes after the School Caretaker had closed site

Thieves smashed their way into a school which provides education to some of the most vulnerable young people in Walsall before stealing £3,000 worth of iPads. The Shepwell School, in Willenhall, had received a delivery of 15 devices just two days before the sickening incident, which occurred just minutes after the school’s caretaker had closed the site for the day. It is believed thieves scaled an eight-foot high metal fence and prised open a window using a crowbar, which set off security alarms. They then swiped all of the unopened iPads before making a swift getaway from the Bilston Lane...

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Higher standards as thousands more take GCSEs at the right time

Results for 15-year-olds soar after policy change and the overall A* to C rate also increases. GCSE results out today show a rise in standards after thousands more pupils took their exams this year at the right time, School Reform Minister Nick Gibb said. Congratulating pupils and teachers for their hard work and results, Nick Gibb pointed to a 40% drop in the number of entries by pupils aged 15 or under - before most have studied GCSE courses for the full 2 years. The results also show that the early entry change has had a dramatic effect on standards, with 19% of 15-year-olds...

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School Toilets - Washroom guide  SCHOOL TOILETS SchoolToilets.co.uk is a website designed to help you select the most suitable products for your school washroom environment. Developed by Cubicle Centre in... Read more
Infection Control Guide Research reveals that students receive about 20% of their environmental exposure in schools, accounting for a significant factor in the transfer of infections within the... Read more
Equality Act October 2010  EQUALITY Download the Equality Act 2010 Quick Start Guide for Employers. The Equality Act became law in October 2010. It replaces previous legislation (such as the Race... Read more
Generic Risk Assessments Below are a wide range of Generic Risk Assessments to download. Right Click on the link and choose 'save target as'. These are provided as a basis to adjust to your specific... Read more
Safeguarding - Every Child Matters "What would you do if a pupil started talking to you about iffy stuff happening at home?" Listen to the pupil until he/she has said their piece. Do not interrupt nor ask... Read more
Safety Guidelines for Ponds in School Grounds The following guidelines relate to the design, location and management of ponds within school grounds. These guidelines must be applied at the planning stage of new... Read more
Is your Line Manager a bully?  Is your Line Manager a bully? The difference between bullying and management and how to recognise a bullying manager. Many thanks to BullyOnline.org. Visit their website... Read more
Information: The British Institute of Cleaning Science The British Institute of Cleaning Science The British Institute of Cleaning Science, which has its headquarters in Northampton, is the largest professional and educational... Read more
Questions you might be asked at an interview Thanks to forum member Tex, he has put together some questions you might be asked at a job interview. Can you tell us why you chose to apply for this particular job?Can you... Read more
Bullying at Work - Definition Thanks to one of our forum members workaholic, he has provided some useful information about bullying in the workplace. Examples of bullying/harassing behaviour in... Read more
Contractors induction Pack Contractors Induction Pack  As a caretaker you will be working closely with all different types of contractor.  Contractors may work in many schools so they may not be... Read more
How to Combat Arson in Schools I'd like to introduce to you The Arson Reduction Team. The team does some fantastic work with schools trying to reduce the risk of arson attacks. They focus on 3 main areas,... Read more

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Caretaker, West Mids. Caretaker, West Mids. You will be an important member of our school team and have a positive approach to this key role. You will be working... Read more
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Facilities Manager, Cheshire. Facilities Manager, Cheshire. The Building Manager will be responsible for 2  ..............   to see this vacancy visit this website HERE Read more
Caretaker (Part Time) Surrey. Caretaker (Part Time) Surrey. The post holder will assist the premises manager in providing excellent maintenance, cleaning and ... Read more