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Steps to prepare 5 your car for winter

Plummeting temperatures and poor weather mean the number of breakdowns are likely to increase throughout the winter months. So before the worst winter weather takes hold, here are our top tips for basic motor maintenance that will see you through to spring. 1. Get your car serviced If your car is due a service, get […]

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Absence figures improve

Absence figures improve
The Department for Education have just released pupil absence data for 2013/14.  Overall, attendance has improved both nationally and within West Berkshire.
In West Berkshire, …

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Being bilingual is an amazing asset

Being bilingual is an amazing asset:
Nathalie’s TOP TIPS
+ Scientists will explain how great it is for your children’s brain.
+ Economists will rave about the benefits on their CV.
+ Teachers will …

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EBPWB – See it, want it, have it or can I really afford this?

EBPWB – See it, want it, have it or can I really afford this?
Isn’t that the debate we have when out shopping when something catches our eye?
It’s a very emotive question, and we have been f …

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Why children should start revising for their 2015 GCSE exam now!

Why children should start revising for their 2015 GCSE exam now!
Wait! What? Yes, school might have broken up for the long summer holidays and that 2015 GCSE seems distant ship smoke on the horizon, b …

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John O’Gaunt 6th Form to close

John O’Gaunt 6th Form to close
Following a full consultation, West Berkshire Council is to remove the 6th Form intake for Year 12 pupils at John O’Gaunt school in Hungerford from 31 August 201 …

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How to ask for beer in different languages?

I can ask for a beer in 10 different languages
Good for you if not for your liver! Seriously this witty retort is usually given by someone who doesn’t speak a second language when asked if they do …

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Are we equipping students with the right skills?

Are we equipping students with the right skills for the future?
Professor Medhat
An Opinion Piece by Professor Sa’ad Medhat, CEO, NEF: The Innovation Institute
Education is constantly in the headlin …

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Learning a language is like going to the gym

Learning a language is like going to the gym… Except you’ll never want to quit! 
We know how important our health is and may join the gym with the best of intentions; however it takes real commit …

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Supernanny of Education supports local Berkshire charity

Supernanny of Education supports local Berkshire charity
Self-proclaimed Supernanny of Education, Abi Steel, has been working with teachers and parents to support children’s education for almost …

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Berkshire Charity Report 97% Increase

Berkshire charity ABC to Read has released their annual statistics for 2013/2014, reporting a remarkable 97% improvement in reading confidence with the primary school children they work with.
Among ot …

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West Berks Community Champion Awards

The first West Berkshire Council Community Champion Awards were launched in September 2014. In addition to the pre-existing Junior Citizen Award, three new awards have been created: Community Group of …

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8 Clever Space Saving Solutions For Your Home

Nothing can make you feel more cramped and uncomfortable in your living space than clutter and confusion – especially at this time of year! As it gets closer to Christmas and to the end of a New Yea …

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It’s Great to be Good!

Impstone Pre-school, based in Pamber Heath is a charity run pre-school offering funded and affordable term time childcare to children aged 2 – 5 years within the local community and surrounding area …

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Languages for the Future

What do the 10 most important languages for the UK’s future and the 10 foreign languages taught by the VICI Language Academy in Newbury have in common?
Absolutely everything – they are identic …

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Take a Chance and build confidence!

Take a Chance demonstrates education and business working together effectively, a great confidence-building programme for students
“Wonderful with a hint of amazing”
For seven years, a (Vodafone …

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BCotT Celebrates their Students Achievements

Former BCoT student Emma Cope has beaten fundraisers from all over the country to win the Young Fundraiser of the Year Award.
Emma studied Art & Design (Fashion and Clothing) at BCoT and is now st …

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BFI Film Academy comes to Iver!

Applications open for Local Young People aged 16-19 to apply for a unique opportunity to join the BFI (British Film Institute) Film Academy, delivered by local company Resource Productions at Pinewood …

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A Volunteer’s Dream

Launchpad volunteer Pam wanted to be a window dresser when she was younger and often wondered how good she’d have been at it. Pam is a former Launchpad Support Worker and when she retired she be …

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Highdown School Supported World Food Day

As part of their international studies and PSHCE programme, students and Sixth Formers from Highdown School supported World Food Day on 16 October this year. Sessions and Assemblies throughout the wee …

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