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Primary School Application Deadline Nears

by Group Office on 8 January, 2018

Liberal Democrats would like to remind parents they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2018, is Monday 15 January 2018. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2018, […]

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£70,000 boost for disadvantaged pupils

by Group Office on 11 November, 2014

Disadvantaged primary school pupils in Redcar & Cleveland borough are set to receive nearly £8 million to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced. The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues. The figure for the borough is £7.95 million, an increase of […]

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Supporting World Teachers’ Day

by Group Office on 2 October, 2014

Redcar Liberal Democrats are urging people to recognise the hard work done by teachers in our communities. This comes in the run-up to World Teachers’ Day, held on 5 October. Councillor Josh Mason, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Redcar & Cleveland Council, commented: “It is right to celebrate the work done by […]

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Local Councillor Goes Batty for Lego!

by Group Office on 22 January, 2013

Zetland ward Councillors Josh Mason and Ron Harrison have helped JE Batty School to compete in a national final with a £500 donation. Pupils from the Redcar school will be travelling to Loughborough in February to compete in the First Lego League final. Commenting on the team’s success, Cllr Mason said: “This is a fantastic […]

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School Gets IT Boost

by admin on 1 October, 2012

Liberal Democrat Councillor John Earl was delighted to be at the grand opening of the new ICT suite at Newcomen Primary School. Cllr Earl, who represents Dormanstown Ward, cut the ribbon to open the new facilities at a ceremony last Friday, 28 September. He was joined by ward colleague Cllr Eric Howden and pupils and […]

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I congratulate Nunthorpe School on becoming an academy on 1 October. I am definitely looking forward to serving as one of its trustees and on its new board of directors.   As chairman of the School’s Student Achievement Committee, I am confident that academy status will enable the new Academy to go from strength to […]

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On Tuesday this week, the cabinet of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council voted to introduce a flat-rate charging policy for adults with special educational needs (SEN) to travel to college. The move will also hit elderly people attending day care centres and adults with SEN using day services and respite care.  Post-16 SEN learners will […]

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Labour Ignores Pleas on Faith School Transport

by Group Office on 20 April, 2012

Last Month Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Scrutiny Board recommended that a decision to impose charges for transport to faith schools with immediate effect, should be reconsidered by the Labour Cabinet. This week, the Cabinet voted to ignore the recommendation to reconsider and pushed ahead with the original proposal. This decision by the Labour Cabinet will […]

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Have Your Say On Schools In Redcar & Cleveland

by Group Office on 21 September, 2009

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is currently undertaking Statutory Consultation on its “Building Schools for the Future” plans. The consultation which runs until Sunday 25th October, focuses on the following proposals: *to discontinue Gillbrook College and expand Eston Park School *to discontinue St Peter’s Catholic College of Maths and Computing, South Bank and expand Sacred […]

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