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Cumbria Academy for Autism (CAA) have appointed Richard Aindow as headteacher. He is currently deputy headteacher at Presfield High School and Specialist College in Southport, which caters for children with autism.

More than 500 people gathered for the opening of the Atam Academy’s new building. The ceremony included the arrival of the Sikh holy scriptures, known as the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, which were carried into the school’s spiritual hall.

The plans for the Laurus Ryecroft free school in Tameside have been unveiled and approved by local councillors. The new building will cover more than 10,000sq m and will include a ‘multi-use games area’, three grass pitches and two running tracks.

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