Archive by category Children and Families

Introducing the Nottingham summer-holiday bucket list! 50 great ideas to keep kids entertained this summer

Introducing the Nottingham summer-holiday bucket list! 50 great ideas to keep kids entertained this summer

Summer holidays are here in Nottingham – and with more than four weeks left to fill, many parents are wondering how to keep kids entertained and fed without spending a fortune. Thanks to our many volunteers, Nottingham City Council services, faith groups, and community and voluntary providers around the city, Nottingham children can enjoy a […]

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Forward-thinking pupils head for Parliament to showcase their work

Forward-thinking pupils head for Parliament to showcase their work

A mobile classroom for all ages, an office on the go, and a pedal-powered community carriage were among the ideas for trains in the future presented at the Houses of Parliament by Nottingham schoolchildren this week. Ten members of Nottingham Primary Parliament presented their designs to the Transport Select Committee on Monday (22 July), as […]

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Primary school praised for raising standards

Primary school praised for raising standards

A city primary school has been praised for taking determined action to raise standards. Fernwood Primary in Wollaton was re-inspected by education watchdog Ofsted after it was judged to be ‘requiring improvement’ last year. Inspectors said the school’s Executive Head and Head Teacher have worked effectively with other leaders, governors and staff to ensure that […]

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Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Extra vigilance is being urged in all schools across the city and county in their support of girls at risk of FGM ahead of the summer. As the summer is fast approaching Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Safeguarding Partnerships have written to all schools warning that this time of year signals increased risk and vulnerability […]

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Funding boost set to help Nottingham’s Tiny Talkers

Funding boost set to help Nottingham’s Tiny Talkers

Children who need additional help with their early speech and communication skills are set to benefit from a Nottingham City Council initiative to improve training for early years professionals. The council has been successful in securing £186,500 through a joint funding bid in partnership with Derby City and Leicester City. The funding will be used […]

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Nottingham City Council supports Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools

Nottingham City Council supports Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools

Public statement from Nottingham City Council: Nottingham is a diverse city that celebrates equality, inclusivity and respect. We believe it is important to have a positive conversation with children and young people about healthy, respectful and safe relationships. Good Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) can equip young people with facts they can trust, helping to […]

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Primary praised for achievement of pupils from all backgrounds

Primary praised for achievement of pupils from all backgrounds

A Nottingham primary has been praised for its ambition in ensuring pupils from all backgrounds make good progress at school. Ofsted inspectors said leaders at Westglade Primary in Top Valley played a crucial role in serving their community so effectively. Following an inspection visit in May, the education watchdog highlighted the way the school has […]

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Primary praised for helping children to ‘love’ school

Primary praised for helping children to ‘love’ school

A Nottingham primary has been praised for creating a happy and caring environment where pupils ‘love’ to go to school. Ofsted inspectors said leaders at Burford Primary in Daybrook made sure the school was welcome, orderly, calm and inclusive, where everyone is treated with the utmost respect. Following an inspection visit in May, the education […]

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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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