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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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Last chance to apply for primary places starting in September in Nottingham schools

Last chance to apply for primary places starting in September in Nottingham schools

Parents and carers of children in Nottingham city who are due to start primary school in September 2019 have just one week left to apply for their child’s place. Anyone with children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 must fill in an application form to apply for a school place before Tuesday […]

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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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