New agency will speed up adoption for children in care

New agency will speed up adoption for children in care

A new adoption agency will offer children in care the stability and security they need to achieve their potential. The launch of the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), part of Adoption East Midlands, will transform the lives of children and their adoptive families. Every year the RAA will be looking for families for approximately 160 children. […]

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Double celebration as city exceeds national average for pupils at Good and Outstanding schools

Double celebration as city exceeds national average for pupils at Good and Outstanding schools

Two Nottingham primary schools are celebrating after improving standards so that Ofsted now judges them ‘Good’ again. Both Cantrell Primary in Bulwell and Seely Primary in Sherwood were previously rated as ‘requiring improvement’ – but new inspections have seen them reach the ‘Good’ standard set by the education watchdog. The latest improvements mean that the […]

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Working to make Nottingham more dementia-friendly

Working to make Nottingham more dementia-friendly

Nottingham City Council is supporting Dementia Action Week by working with partners to make the city more dementia-friendly. As a World Health Organisation Age Friendly City and a member of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance, the City Council is helping to raise awareness during Dementia Action Week from 20-26 May 2019. Dementia Action […]

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Primary school praised for ‘tireless’ work to drive up standards

Primary school praised for ‘tireless’ work to drive up standards

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it ‘revitalises and improves’ the quality of education for pupils. Ofsted inspectors said the head teacher and senior leadership team at Melbury Primary in Bilborough had worked ‘tirelessly’ and ‘strenuously’ to drive up standards. Following an inspection visit in March, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Primary school praised by inspectors for ‘happy pupils’

Primary school praised by inspectors for ‘happy pupils’

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the range of visits and activities it provides to create a happy atmosphere for pupils. An Ofsted inspection said children at Bulwell St Mary’s Primary got on well together and enjoyed taking part in sports, music and residential visits. They have also had the chance to improve […]

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Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women who smoke are being encouraged to give up cigarettes for a healthier pregnancy as part of a new campaign. ‘Love Bump’ will run in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and urges women to think about the harm cigarettes do to their unborn babies. Officially launched by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board on Wednesday […]

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Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for making ‘significant improvements’. Dovecote Primary was twice rated as requiring improvement when visited by Ofsted inspectors in 2014 and 2016. But the education watchdog has found positive changes have been made across the board – with children now making strong progress in their lessons. Inspectors have now […]

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City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

Work to treat and support people harmed by alcohol in Nottingham has been given a £540,000 boost from Public Health England. More screening and prevention will be provided at the Emergency Department of the Queen’s Medical Centre, while more dedicated housing for people with complex needs, such as alcohol dependency, will be created by Framework. […]

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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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