Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, has completed his Big Reading Challenge – smashing his target of reading to more than 5,000 children in 50 days. Since 28 January, Cllr Mellen has read to children in schools, libraries, theatres, bookshops, taxis and the main city council […]

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Primary school head teacher praised as a ‘role model’ for pupils

Primary school head teacher praised as a ‘role model’ for pupils

A Nottingham primary school head teacher has been praised for the way she inspires pupils and teachers. Ofsted inspectors said Rebecca Edge is an excellent role model for everyone at Blue Bell Hill Primary and Nursery School. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the way the head has managed an increase […]

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Outstanding nursery school praised for ‘inspiring awe and wonder’

Outstanding nursery school praised for ‘inspiring awe and wonder’

Nottingham Nursery School has been praised for the way it inspires ‘awe and wonder’ among children. Ofsted inspectors said the nursery in Radford fosters curiosity, celebrates inclusivity and nurtures children. They have awarded it the highest ‘Outstanding’ judgment. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog said the school’s vision was to ‘give children […]

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City Council backs appeal for LGBT+ adoptive and foster parents

City Council backs appeal for LGBT+ adoptive and foster parents

Nottingham City Council is backing an appeal for more LGBT+ people and couples to give homes to children in care. The appeal comes as part of LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2019 (4-10 March) which aims to encourage people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to open their homes to children in need. Run by […]

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Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

PHOTO: Cllr David Mellen with the 5,000th child to receive the free books, baby Remae Gordon-Goode, with dad Raelle, mum Melanie and sister Kyron A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham – and been praised by the charity’s founder Dolly Parton. A total of 5,000 children aged 0-5 […]

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Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it inspires pupils to work hard to be successful. Ofsted inspectors said Mellers Primary School has an aspirational approach to inspiring children – and is led by a head teacher whose commitment is ‘infectious’. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Health and Wellbeing Board: Employers must do more to improve mental health

Health and Wellbeing Board: Employers must do more to improve mental health

Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board is urging more local organisations to commit to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge. Looking after the mental health of employees helps to tackle stigma and can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, is launching his Big Reading Challenge – aiming to read to 5,000 children in 50 days. Running from 28 January to 18 March 2019, Cllr Mellen’s challenge will aim to raise £5,000 to give free books to children in the […]

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‘Magnificent Seven’ praise for primary pupils

‘Magnificent Seven’ praise for primary pupils

Primary pupils have been praised for the way they meet their school’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ standards. Ofsted inspectors said children at Rufford Primary and Nursery work hard to be caring, respectful, determined, confident, ambitious, honest and curious. Following an inspection visit, the education watchdog said pupils’ positive attitude to learning and behaviour was a direct result […]

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