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Neroche Primary School Caretaker notches up 30 year milestone

The Caretaker of an Ilminster primary school has celebrated a remarkable personal milestone. Carole Burgess has notched up 30 years as the caretaker at Neroche Primary School, during which time she has become a popular and invaluable part of the school's fabric. During her 30 years at Neroche, Mrs Burgess has seen more than 1000 pupils and four headteachers pass through the school gates. As a mark of thanks for her service, she was presented with a commemorative vase and flowers. To celebrate the occasion, staff and governors treated Mrs Burgess to a meal and a skittles night...

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Man goes to school armed with a hammer and a kitchen knife

A man went to a school armed with two weapons, a court heard. A School Caretaker at Dalton Junior and Infant School was forced to run into the building and lock the door when Ian Barraclough arrived in the grounds brandishing a knife and a hammer. Kirklees magistrates heard that it was fortunate that the incident happened during the Easter holidays and so there were no children at the school. Barraclough, of Dalton Crescent in Dalton, appeared at the Huddersfield court in custody. The 63-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of an offensive weapon, a hammer and...

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Healthy foodies at Pennoweth Primary School

Youngsters from Pennoweth Primary School in Redruth have been celebrating after achieving the Bronze Food for Life Partnership Award and renewing their Healthy Schools award status. Food for Life is a national award validated by the Soil Association, which enables schools to show excellent work around food education, quality of school meals and engaging the wider community and parents. Janet Williams, the school’s Catering Manager, has been instrumental in helping the school to achieve the award, ensuring the school uses farm assured meat, free range eggs and that lunch menus...

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Retiring School Caretaker presented the “Golden Broom”

A School Caretaker “who was always willing to go the extra mile to help” is retiring after two decades at a Basildon primary school. Site manager Barrie Biggs is leaving St Anne Line Junior School, in Wickhay, after 21 years in the role. Headteacher Martin Larrett, who gave Mr Biggs the job in the first place, spoke of his gratitude for his years of service. Mr Larrett said: “Barrie has been an outstanding site manager, always prepared to go the extra mile for the pupils and staff of this school. Everyone here at The Caretakers' Website would like to wish Barrie a long and happy retirement...

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Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

The governors of a boys’ school in Tonbridge have been prosecuted after a 14-year-old pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put thrown by another boy. The incident happened during a routine multi-sport PE lesson at The Judd School in Tonbridge on 20 June 2014. The pupil had left a triple jump area and was standing on the edge of the shot put landing zone to check a friend’s throw when he was struck on the back of his head by a shot. The pupil suffered life-threatening injuries and needed emergency brain surgery on a fractured skull. He has now returned to school but his...

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Is teaching on par with high-status professions like law and medicine?

Plans to support the creation of a new, independent college of teaching that will help to put teachers on a par with other high-status professions like law and medicine, and a new fund to champion more high-quality professional development for teachers, have been announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws. Great teachers are at the heart of the government’s plan for education, with the rise in standards in recent years made possible because of their hard work and commitment. But the government recognises  the crucial reforms it has introduced have asked a...

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