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Kaia takes the crown after showing off her creative side

Kaia takes the crown after showing off her creative side

The Nottingham Young Creative Awards celebrated its tenth year with a sell-out evening of performances and awards at the Nottingham Playhouse. Kaia Lucas, aged 16, from Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, was crowned Nottingham’s 2018 Young Creative of the Year. Kaia won in the 16-18 year-old Visual Arts category by creating a series of paintings of her […]

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Warning over fake tongue piercings after three girls end up in hospital

Warning over fake tongue piercings after three girls end up in hospital

Three young girls in Nottingham city and the county have been admitted to hospital after swallowing the small magnetic parts designed to look like fake tongue piercings. The three girls, all in their early teens, suffered with abdominal complications, two of them required major bowel surgery to remove the magnetic parts. Public Health England (PHE) […]

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Deputy headteacher of Outstanding-rated school invited to meet Prime Minister

Deputy headteacher of Outstanding-rated school invited to meet Prime Minister

An ‘inspirational’ Nottingham teacher with four decades of service to children with special educational needs has been invited to attend a Downing Street reception. Claire Waldrom, deputy headteacher at Rosehill School, in St Ann’s, received a personal invitation from Theresa May to a special event at Number 10 on Monday (21 May) which will ‘celebrate […]

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City Council updates travel support system for youngsters

City Council updates travel support system for youngsters

Improvements to a scheme helping pupils travel independently around Nottingham will open up support to more youngsters. Nottingham City Council has updated its Independent Travel Training (ITT) service, which offers practical help to pupils with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). Youngsters tend to become less reliant on their families to help them get around […]

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Two city special schools delivering Outstanding teaching

Two city special schools delivering Outstanding teaching

Two Nottingham schools for pupils with additional and special educational needs have been handed the highest grading by Ofsted inspectors. Oak Field School and Specialist Sports College, in Bilborough, has been awarded an Outstanding rating for the third consecutive time, while Nethergate School, in Clifton, has achieved the same grade and was awarded a clean […]

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Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

A Nottingham academy is celebrating after the City Council helped secure £4m to fund a proposal to expand by 450 places. The Fernwood School, in Wollaton, has successfully applied for around £3m of funding through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), which allocates money to improve and expand school buildings. The bid, supported by an […]

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Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Nottingham City Council has continued its campaign against truancy by carrying out patrols across the south of the City. ‘Hotspots’ in the area were targeted this morning (20 April) by the council’s Education Welfare Officers (EWOs) and Community Protection Officers (CPOs) supported by Nottinghamshire Police. If follows a previous patrol carried out in Bulwell at […]

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A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

An innovative drive to boost literacy levels is kick off in Nottingham today (Friday) thanks to a partnership between the National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes. A National Literacy Trust Hub will be established in the city which will be known locally as Read On Nottingham. National Literacy Trust Hubs […]

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