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Bury Council Changes Policy on Term Time Holiday Fines

by prestwichfocus on 26 July, 2016

The Prestwich and Whitefield Guide reports that families with pupils at schools in the Bury local authority area are not to be fined for taking their children on term time holidays, if attendance is otherwise good. Bury Council has announced it is making the move after father Jon Platt won a landmark ruling against the […]

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30 Hours Free Childcare – Consultation

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2016

Bury Council is currently undertaking a consultation on the plans for 30 hours of free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds. If you are a parent, a childcare provider and/or an employer the Council want to hear from you. The Government has committed to giving working parents of three and four […]

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Back to School – My Week at Butterstile Primary

by prestwichfocus on 10 November, 2015

Last month, I spent a week at Butterstile Primary School, where I have recently been appointed a school Governor. I am currently applying for a PGCE course for next year, to become a primary school teacher and wanted to spent time getting to know the school. I spent time in four different year groups and […]

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