Archive by category Education

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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City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

A city primary school has improved its rating with Ofsted – meaning that almost nine in every 10 children in Nottingham now attend a school that is ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. Henry Whipple Primary in Bestwood was previously rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ – but a new inspection has seen the school reach the ‘Good’ standard set […]

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£1m hub to create more construction jobs opens in Nottingham

£1m hub to create more construction jobs opens in Nottingham

A project aimed at getting more people into construction training and jobs in Nottingham has launched today. Last year the Government awarded £1million in funding to partners in Nottingham to launch construction academies with Nottingham College. Partners from Nottingham College, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham Jobs, Nottingham Futures, Wates Construction and the Woodhead […]

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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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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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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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