Archive by category Children and Families

Calling all creative upcyclers!

Calling all creative upcyclers!

Nottingham City Council is calling on creative up-cyclers or keen re-furbishers to support a reuse project next year. ‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovation exhibitions and workshops celebrating creative upcycling. They will run across a series of venues in Nottingham City Centre in February and March 2016. The project, hosted by Nottingham City […]

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Festive journey is a treat for children and young people in care, vulnerable families and foster children in Nottingham.

Festive journey is a treat for children and young people in care, vulnerable families and foster children in Nottingham.

More than 250 children and their parents and carers will board a special train at Nottingham Station for a journey with a difference. An inter-city train called the “Round Robin” has been laid on especially by East Midlands Trains on 21 November and will take the group on a two-hour trip from Nottingham to Sheffield […]

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School attendance campaign wins third national award

School attendance campaign wins third national award

A campaign to boost school attendance by offering pupils the chance to go to an exclusive pop concert has won its third national award. Nottingham City Council’s Get In:volved campaign was the top Platinum winner in the Local Government Communication Awards on Wednesday 11 November 2015. The campaign, which ran over the Autumn 2014 term […]

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Council Plan outlines top priorities for next four years

Council Plan outlines top priorities for next four years

Building new homes, tackling fuel poverty and providing job and training opportunities for young people are among the top priorities outlined in a major new document published by Nottingham City Council. The latest Council Plan, approved by councillors on 9 November, sets out the Council’s ambitions for the city over the next four years up […]

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Nottingham teacher is one of the first to get a new national music qualification

Nottingham teacher is one of the first to get a new national music qualification

A teacher in Nottingham City has become one of the first in the country to gain a prestigious new qualification for music teachers. Lucy Kerslake, one of three teachers in the East Midlands to complete the qualification, has recently gained a regular post with Nottingham Music Service. The three graduates, including one from Nottingham Music […]

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Educational progress of Nottingham Children in Care exceeds national average.

Educational progress of Nottingham Children in Care exceeds national average.

Pupils in care have made better progress through school to their GCSE’s than their peers have nationally. Provisional data for 2015 shows that the number of Children in Care in Nottingham, who made the expected progress from KS2 to KS4 is higher than the national average. 44% of Nottingham children in care made expected progress […]

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Focus on family learning helps to support parents and carers into work

Focus on family learning helps to support parents and carers into work

Ten thousand Nottingham families who faced social and economic disadvantage have benefited from a ‘family learning’ programme in Nottingham over the last 12 years. The Nottingham City Council-led programme is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and is designed to give parents and carers the skills and confidence they need to help them better support […]

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Nottingham City Council backs Food for Life Roast Dinner Day

Nottingham City Council backs Food for Life Roast Dinner Day

Schools across Nottingham will be taking part in the sixth annual Food for Life Roast Dinner Day on Wednesday 4 November. This day of celebration, held during LACA’s National School Meals Week, recognises the dedicated, hard-working and talented school cooks who serve our children with nutritious, freshly prepared and locally sourced school dinners. Schools have […]

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Consultation starts on plans to improve Nottingham Schools

Consultation starts on plans to improve Nottingham Schools

The Education Improvement Board (EIB) has launched its consultation on plans to improve education outcomes in the city. The EIB has a ten-year plan to improve schools in Nottingham and is now consulting with head teachers, teachers, governors, parents and the wider public on the proposals. The board, made up of city leaders and education […]

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