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Schools lose out on funding in Lincolnshire as one Boston academy predicted to lose more than £1m by 2019/20

A teacher’s trade union is claiming that schools across Lincolnshire will be almost £45 million worse off by 2019/20 than they were in 2015/16 – with one school in Boston said to be losing out by more than £1 million.

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Teachers union fears that Lincolnshire schools will see budgets slashed by over £44 million by 2020

Teachers union fears that Lincolnshire schools will see budgets slashed by over £44 million by 2020

A national teachers trade union says Lincolnshire schools will be 44,975,691 worse off by 2019/20 than they were in 2015/16.

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Almost 95% of Lincolnshire children get first-choice primary school

The vast majority (94.3 per cent) of Lincolnshire children have been given a place at their primary school of choice through the admissions system this year.

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Bill Lord allows full-time staff to have an extra day off each year and part-time staff, a morning (BBC Look North)

Lincolnshire headteacher gives ‘duvet days’ for staff in effort to look after teachers

Teachers at a primary school in Lincolnshire are being offered a “duvet day” by the headteacher in an effort to hire and retain staff.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Children of Courage Awards at Boston West Golf Centre. From left, Asha Tiffen, Amy Holmes, Ryan Smith, Georgia Elmes and Ben Tiffen. EMN-170321-093724001

Awards honour exceptional teens

Six inspirational teenagers were recognised at the Children of Courage Awards earlier this week.

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Dutch students enjoy visit to Boston

Boston has had its first official Hanseatic League visit, with the Mayor hosting a party from the Netherlands.

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Amanda Mosek.

Boston College principal to retire

Boston College is looking for a new principal and chief executive after Amanda Mosek, who currently holds the post, announced she is going to retire at the end of August.

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From left, Matt Warman MP, Dr Stephen Hopkins, Cllr Patricia Bradwell, Jennifer Bexon Smith, Heather Sandy.

First Boston and Skegness conference for schools held in Stickney

A Stickney school has hosted a number of others in the first Boston and Skegness Constituency Schools’ Conference last week.

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Ninety per cent of Lincolnshire children get ‘first choice’ secondary school

The vast majority of more than 7,900 Lincolnshire children starting at secondary school will receive an offer of a place at their ‘first preference’ school this year.

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Jobs Fair at Peter Paine sports centre, boston. L-R Dean Sayles, Donna Garrard, Leroy Ringwood, Myla Smith, Stuart Roberts and Matt Warman's case worker Ayesha Virk.

Boston College job fair attracts record number of employers

More than 40 businesses took part in a jobs fair on Friday.

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Youngsters get hands-on at an educational workshop run by food manufacturer Bakkavor.

Wrap workshop for school children

Youngsters from Wyberton Primary School were among a group of school children from the area who took part in an education workshop run by food manufacturers Bakkavor recently.

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St George's pupils get hands-on at Bell Brothers Nurseries.

Pupils get hands-on for lesson in plants

Youngsters from a Boston school have seen their knowledge of plants ‘grow’ thanks to a hands-on visit to a local business.

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English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Latest school league tables show where you live affects your childs education

Latest school league tables show where you live affects your child’s education

The results are in, and the so-called north-south divide continues to separate children’s educational outcomes by geography – as the recently published secondary schools’ performance data from the Department for Education shows

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Outstanding in all areas, according to Ofsted ... Bridge House Independent School, in Boston.

Boston school receives top marks in all areas

A school in Boston which takes on children who have encountered difficulties in mainstream education has won top marks from Ofsted.

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Pupils at Swineshead St Mary's CofE Primary School inspect one of the 10 Fenland Folk lorries.

Lorries set to showcase Boston’s rich heritage across the continent

Ten lorries are set to showcase Boston and South Holland’s rich heritage across the continent as part of a new arts project.

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Success for ‘above average’ Boston High School in education league tables

Success for ‘above average’ Boston High School in education league tables

Boston High School appears to have come out on top of the education table in Boston released by the Government with pupils making the most progress and getting the highest attainment under new national measures.

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