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National praise for Nottingham City Council services and projects

National praise for Nottingham City Council services and projects

Nottingham City Council has been honoured with 3 prestigious national awards for its innovative work to drive up standards. Frontline services, business support and a campaign to improve school attendance were all praised at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards ceremony in London on Thursday 18 June. The awards were for: Best Council Service Team […]

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Ellis Guilford staff and pupils celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted

Ellis Guilford staff and pupils celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted

Strong leadership has been praised for turning around Ellis Guilford School and Sports College which had serious weaknesses two years ago. Standards of teaching, behaviour, achievement and attendance are now all rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Inspectors said the Head Teacher and governors at the secondary school in Bar Lane, Basford, had overseen huge changes. […]

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Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Country music superstar Dolly Parton has said ‘Ay up mi duck’ to Nottingham people, and asked them to support a scheme to give free books to children from birth until their fifth birthday. In a special video message to Nottingham, Dolly had a go at the city’s famous style of welcome – before urging everyone […]

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