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Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, has completed his Big Reading Challenge – smashing his target of reading to more than 5,000 children in 50 days. Since 28 January, Cllr Mellen has read to children in schools, libraries, theatres, bookshops, taxis and the main city council […]

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Primary school head teacher praised as a ‘role model’ for pupils

Primary school head teacher praised as a ‘role model’ for pupils

A Nottingham primary school head teacher has been praised for the way she inspires pupils and teachers. Ofsted inspectors said Rebecca Edge is an excellent role model for everyone at Blue Bell Hill Primary and Nursery School. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the way the head has managed an increase […]

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Outstanding nursery school praised for ‘inspiring awe and wonder’

Outstanding nursery school praised for ‘inspiring awe and wonder’

Nottingham Nursery School has been praised for the way it inspires ‘awe and wonder’ among children. Ofsted inspectors said the nursery in Radford fosters curiosity, celebrates inclusivity and nurtures children. They have awarded it the highest ‘Outstanding’ judgment. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog said the school’s vision was to ‘give children […]

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Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

PHOTO: Cllr David Mellen with the 5,000th child to receive the free books, baby Remae Gordon-Goode, with dad Raelle, mum Melanie and sister Kyron A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham – and been praised by the charity’s founder Dolly Parton. A total of 5,000 children aged 0-5 […]

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Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it inspires pupils to work hard to be successful. Ofsted inspectors said Mellers Primary School has an aspirational approach to inspiring children – and is led by a head teacher whose commitment is ‘infectious’. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, is launching his Big Reading Challenge – aiming to read to 5,000 children in 50 days. Running from 28 January to 18 March 2019, Cllr Mellen’s challenge will aim to raise £5,000 to give free books to children in the […]

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‘Magnificent Seven’ praise for primary pupils

‘Magnificent Seven’ praise for primary pupils

Primary pupils have been praised for the way they meet their school’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ standards. Ofsted inspectors said children at Rufford Primary and Nursery work hard to be caring, respectful, determined, confident, ambitious, honest and curious. Following an inspection visit, the education watchdog said pupils’ positive attitude to learning and behaviour was a direct result […]

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Primary school praised for progress made by pupils

Primary school praised for progress made by pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the improvements its pupils make in maths and English. Ofsted inspectors said Dunkirk Primary and Nursery has many children who do not have English as a first language but are able to make good progress in school. Following an inspection visit in December, the education watchdog highlighted […]

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