Archive by category Children and Families

Primary school praised for ‘expanding horizons’ of pupils

Primary school praised for ‘expanding horizons’ of pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for creating a happy and respectful environment that encourages children to improve and expand their horizons. Ofsted inspectors said Robin Hood Primary has a sense of ‘calm and purpose’ – and that improvements in teaching are making a positive impact on pupils’ progress and attainment in maths. Rating […]

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Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

City Council Leader Cllr Jon Collins is hoping that completing a gruelling Pennine Way challenge will mean that reading isn’t such an uphill struggle for some local children. He is looking for more donations to send him on his way to complete a marathon-a-day challenge in aid of a children’s reading charity. Cllr Collins sets […]

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Council Leader’s marathon-a-day walk for children’s reading charity

Council Leader’s marathon-a-day walk for children’s reading charity

The Leader of Nottingham City Council is to walk the Pennine Way for charity – in just 10 days. It usually takes at least three weeks to complete the famous 267-mile trek from Edale, Derbyshire, to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland. By completing the feat in just 10 days, Councillor Jon Collins will be walking the equivalent of […]

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Early Intervention project praised for supporting parents

Early Intervention project praised for supporting parents

Photo: Alex Norris MP is pictured with parents, children and staff at the Peep session at Southglade Access Centre A programme to help parents understand more about the way their children learn and develop has been praised for its work in Nottingham Children’s Centres. The Peep Learning Together Programme, developed by the charity Peeple, is […]

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Nottingham church hosting event to attract more foster carers

Nottingham church hosting event to attract more foster carers

A city centre church is hosting an event tomorrow to try to recruit more foster carers for Nottingham City Council. Heart Church, based on Talbot Street, is inviting people along on Wednesday (13) evening to learn more about fostering. It is the latest part of a pledge from Nottingham churches to provide 100 new foster […]

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Casting the net far and wide to boost foster carer numbers

Casting the net far and wide to boost foster carer numbers

Nottingham City Council has been working hard over the past year to recruit more foster carers. The authority’s recruitment team, with support from senior politicians, has been out and about across the city spreading the message about the benefits of fostering – both to the child and the foster family. The fostering service is always […]

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Kaia takes the crown after showing off her creative side

Kaia takes the crown after showing off her creative side

The Nottingham Young Creative Awards celebrated its tenth year with a sell-out evening of performances and awards at the Nottingham Playhouse. Kaia Lucas, aged 16, from Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, was crowned Nottingham’s 2018 Young Creative of the Year. Kaia won in the 16-18 year-old Visual Arts category by creating a series of paintings of her […]

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New charity project to support foster children is in the Bag!

New charity project to support foster children is in the Bag!

Nottingham City Council has pledged its support for a new charity set up by a father and daughter to support foster children. Stuart Ferguson and Nicola Barber have launched My Bag, which aims to help foster children through the difficult first few days of settling into a new home. Drawing on their own first-hand experiences […]

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