Archive by category Children and Families

Ellis Guilford staff and pupils celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted

Ellis Guilford staff and pupils celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted

Strong leadership has been praised for turning around Ellis Guilford School and Sports College which had serious weaknesses two years ago. Standards of teaching, behaviour, achievement and attendance are now all rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Inspectors said the Head Teacher and governors at the secondary school in Bar Lane, Basford, had overseen huge changes. […]

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Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Country music superstar Dolly Parton has said ‘Ay up mi duck’ to Nottingham people, and asked them to support a scheme to give free books to children from birth until their fifth birthday. In a special video message to Nottingham, Dolly had a go at the city’s famous style of welcome – before urging everyone […]

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Thousands to enjoy free, fun activities this summer as Parklives comes to Nottingham

Thousands to enjoy free, fun activities this summer as Parklives comes to Nottingham

Nottingham’s parks will host hundreds of fun and free activity sessions this year as part of a scheme to get city residents up and active in their community parks and green spaces. Nottingham City Council has teamed up with Coca-Cola Great Britain to bring ParkLives – a programme of free and fun activities delivered in […]

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The 7th Annual Nottingham Young Creative Awards

The 7th Annual Nottingham Young Creative Awards

The best of Nottingham’s young creative talent will be on show at Nottingham Playhouse on Friday (15 May). Hundreds of people will attend the 7th Nottingham Young Creative Awards, which give people aged 13 to 24 who live, study or work in Nottingham the chance to show off their creative work, network with future employers […]

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Have your say on City Council website for children with special educational needs

Have your say on City Council website for children with special educational needs

Nottingham City Council is seeking views on the way it signposts help and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The Local Offer was launched in September 2014 to offer information, advice and support, and continue to develop an online directory of services. It is part of the City […]

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There’s still time to have your say on City’s children’s centres

There’s still time to have your say on City’s children’s centres

Families in Nottingham have another two weeks to give their views on the way services are delivered in children’s centres. Nottingham City Council has extended its consultation asking people to comment on whether a greater partnership could be created between schools and children’s centres which are based on the same site. Schools would take over […]

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