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£1m to create more construction jobs in Nottingham

£1m to create more construction jobs in Nottingham

Government funding of £1million has been given to Nottingham to get more people into construction training and jobs. Partners in Nottingham have been given a slice of a £22million funding pot, which will be used to launch construction academies with Nottingham College. These academies will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners to apply […]

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School attendance bucks national trend to improve in Nottingham

School attendance bucks national trend to improve in Nottingham

School absence has improved in Nottingham – with secondary pupils recording better attendance than the national average. Nottingham City Council has led a tough stance on getting children into school – with a zero tolerance approach to persistent absence, while offering rewards and incentives to pupils with the best attendance. Latest figures for Autumn term […]

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Official opening for £4m special school expansion

Official opening for £4m special school expansion

A City special school will officially open its new £4m expansion on 2 October – increasing its provision for children with special educational needs from 45 permanent places to 120 places. New classrooms, offices and play facilities have been created at Westbury Academy in Chingford Road, Bilborough, which caters for primary and secondary age pupils. […]

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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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Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, has completed his fundraising challenge to walk a marathon a day on the Pennine Way. This famous walk from Edale, Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, is over 267 miles and usually takes at least three weeks to complete. Setting out to raise £10 per mile, his original […]

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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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