Archive by category Children and Families

If you have the qualities, we have the jobs!

If you have the qualities, we have the jobs!

Nottingham City Council is urgently seeking catering staff to work for its award winning service, Nottingham Catering. There are over 20 jobs available straight away for people who love working with food, are friendly and looking for jobs with good pay and opportunities to develop. Positions are available in various locations across the East Midlands, […]

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Council’s ‘well done’ to pupils for their hard work and resilience

Council’s ‘well done’ to pupils for their hard work and resilience

Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark, Portfolio Holder for Schools at Nottingham City Council, said: “We have some fantastic young people in the city who have shown incredible mental strength and fortitude to study for their exams in these most difficult and unprecedented circumstances. “Years 10 and 11 represent a big step up for pupils as they begin […]

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Sue’s ready to say goodbye to pupils after four decades of teaching

Sue’s ready to say goodbye to pupils after four decades of teaching

A Bulwell teacher is retiring after 40 years working at the same primary school. Sue Hickman, who turns 58 tomorrow (Saturday), leads the nursery at Cantrell Primary School and will be leaving when it closes for the summer holidays next Tuesday. When she joined Cantrell in 1981, Margaret Thatcher had been Prime Minister for two […]

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Nottingham schools prepare for event on relationships and sex education

Nottingham schools prepare for event on relationships and sex education

Schools in Nottingham are gearing up for the fourth annual Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day tomorrow (Thursday). The event is now in its fourth year and involves pupils at schools right across the country – but was launched in Nottingham in 2018. RSE Day encourages all people to see the topic of relationships and […]

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Drop in for a ‘virtual cuppa’ and learn about being a foster carer

Drop in for a ‘virtual cuppa’ and learn about being a foster carer

People interested in discovering more about fostering in Nottingham are invited to a series of online events. As part of the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign, which starts on Monday with a theme of #WhyWeCare, staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about opportunities to provide a loving home for a […]

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Free School Meal vouchers available this Easter

Free School Meal vouchers available this Easter

Nottingham City Council has secured further grants to provide holiday activities and food to pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) over the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays of 2021. Over the recent Christmas and February half term, the council had used the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme, to fund Free School Meal […]

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Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

H Rapid Lateral Flow Tests, to test for Covid-19, will be available to collect from Asymptomatic Testing Sites across Nottingham from Friday 19 March. As more pupils and students return to the classroom, the Government has asked all adults who are in households, childcare and support bubbles of nursery children, primary and secondary-age pupils and […]

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Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes have been paid to a ‘much loved and respected’ senior officer at Nottingham City Council. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, died on Wednesday morning. Mrs Blackman, aged 54 and who lived in Bulwell, first qualified as a social worker in 1989 and had dedicated her working life to […]

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