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From the Schools Archives
22nd Mar Ashton, Droylsden and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner says schools must comply with the Equalities Act and give young children an LGBT inclusive education. Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary has spoken out after schools across the country, including Manchester and Birmingham, stopped lessons on LGBT rights following complaints from parents. She said: “Reports that schools have stopped […]
18th Mar Pupils, staff and parents at a local primary academy in the heart of the Oldham community held a Safeguarding Week where visitors including The Dogs Trust, Road Safety, NSPCC, Mind and St. Johns Ambulance attended the academy to speak with parents and pupils. Oasis Academy Clarksfield, situated on Grasemere Road in Oldham, held their first […]
13th Mar Angela Rayner MP joined students at Oldham Sixth Form to answer questions for International Women’s Day. Angela is MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, Droyslden and Failsworth as well as Shadow Secretary of State for Education. She spent an hour being interviewed by two Politics students from the college and taking questions from students in the audience. Questions […]
13th Mar A Scarecrow Trail organised by Friends of Diggle School (FoDS) is heading to the village this Easter. The theme of the trail is ‘Children’s Books’ and people are welcome to take part by completing the trail as well as creating their own scarecrow to feature. The group already have 35 scarecrows registered and are hoping […]
11th Mar Oldham Sixth Form welcomed non-profit Building Bridges for Peace who spoke to students about promoting peace and conflict resolution throughout the world. Jo Berry, co-founder of Building Bridges for Peace, came to the college to speak with A Level Psychology students. Jo’s father, Sir Anthony Berry MP, died in the 1984 IRA bombing at the […]
20th Feb Whitegate End Primary School in Chadderton have received £3000 in funding to help build an outdoor play area. The funding comes from the Aviva Community Fund and was won by public vote. The school was the only one in Oldham competing last year and they were up against 625 other projects. Member of the PTFA, […]
19th Feb A new secondary school in Oldham with 1,500 pupils has been green-lit by the town hall despite concerns it would cause ‘traffic chaos’. Oasis Academy Leesbrook has been granted permission to build a permanent base in the town. The first intake of pupils have been attending the school since September, which currently operates from temporary accommodation on […]
19th Feb A special school for children with autism hailed as ‘marvellous’ by councillors is to be built on the green belt in Saddleworth. Oldham’s planning committee has given the go-ahead to the plans for the new school, on land off Friezland Lane in the village of Greenfield. The school building would be a single-storey ‘U’ shape, […]
9th Feb Pupils from Alexandra Park Junior School had the chance to hear from Holocaust survivor Icek Alterman. Children had been learning about the Holocaust in the run-up to the visit which was organised by the 45 Aid Society and the school. PSHE Co-ordinator, Samantha Hickling, said: “Our children had been learning about what happened in their […]
8th Feb Oldham Sport Development are looking to recruit school dance groups for their annual schools dance competition Oldham’s Gotta Dance 2019 taking place on Wednesday 27th March. Last year the event attracted 23 schools from across the borough and 403 school pupils took part in the heated competition. The schools who take part will be competing for the coveted title […]