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Four more Nottingham schools celebrating glowing Ofsted reports

Four more Nottingham schools celebrating glowing Ofsted reports

Ofsted inspectors have praised four schools in Nottingham for their hard work and excellence. Rosehill School has maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating, Middleton Primary has also maintained ‘Good’, while Rosslyn Park Primary has been awarded a ‘Good’ rating – up from ‘Inadequate’ at its previous inspection in 2014 – and Radford Academy has gone from ‘Requires […]

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Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three Nottingham City schools will expand by the end of 2019, creating 480 school places and 26 nursery places. The three schools are: Westbury Special School in Bilborough, which will have 60 additional primary and secondary places by August 2018, following investment of £4.75m Glade Hill Primary School in Bestwood, which will have 210 additional […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

In January 2018, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, will read to as many children as he possibly can with a target of at least 2018 children across Nottingham city. Cllr Mellen aims to raise £2018 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination […]

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Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Local pupils have placed Nottingham in the top ten most improved areas in the country for learning how to read and write through phonics. Their achievement – which has seen Nottingham City move up 32 places in the national league tables in just two years – has prompted a letter from Minister of State for […]

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OFSTED report shows improvement in Nottingham schools

OFSTED report shows improvement in Nottingham schools

Following the release of OFSTED’s annual report which shows schools in Nottingham are improving, Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Business, Education and Skills, says more still needs to be done to improve outcomes for children. As things stand Nottingham City has the highest proportion of ‘Outstanding’ rated schools in the region and Nottingham is […]

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1,000+ Nottingham pupils to perform in Christmas in the City concerts

1,000+ Nottingham pupils to perform in Christmas in the City concerts

Nottingham Music Service, a registered charity providing life-changing music programmes in the city, is hosting two Christmas in the City concerts from Nottingham city pupils. The charity now has more than 8,000 young people learning to play instruments in the city compared to just 650 in 2002. The first concert will be at the Albert […]

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‘Woman of the Year’ award for Alison!

‘Woman of the Year’ award for Alison!

A Nottingham City Council corporate director has been honoured in an annual awards ceremony celebrating women in business. Alison Michalska, who has responsibility for Children and Adults at the authority, scooped the Women In Public Service category of the Nottingham Post Women In Business Awards 2017. The awards have been held for the past five […]

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National conference to discuss solutions to teacher workload problem

National conference to discuss solutions to teacher workload problem

A national conference will see educational leaders from across the country come together to discuss ways to improve teacher recruitment and retention. There is widespread agreement, including from the government, that reducing teacher workload is the most important factor in doing so. Nottingham will welcome councils and schools from across the UK to discuss good […]

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