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Free school meal vouchers available for half-term holidays

Free school meal vouchers available for half-term holidays

Food vouchers will be available to pupils in Nottingham for the October half-term next week after the Council secured a £3.5m grant. The money, made available by Government, will support pupils who are eligible for free school meals over the fortnight’s break, as well as funding additional vouchers over the Christmas holidays. The Council had […]

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Mental health services for children and young people set to expand in Nottingham

Mental health services for children and young people set to expand in Nottingham

Mental health support services for children and young people in Nottingham are set to reach double the number of educational settings, thanks to £1m of extra national funding. Children and young people have been significantly impacted by the Covid pandemic, with an increase in those suffering with mental health issues. The Mental Health Support Teams […]

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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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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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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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Leader thanks schools and nurseries for their ‘vital’ pandemic work

Leader thanks schools and nurseries for their ‘vital’ pandemic work

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has said thank you to nursery workers, school staff and childminders for their ongoing work. Councillor David Mellen has paid tribute to these efforts not only during the past six weeks since Christmas, but over the course of the Covid pandemic. Schools opened for a solitary day in early […]

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Statement from the Leader of Nottingham City Council on schools reopening

Statement from the Leader of Nottingham City Council on schools reopening

Councillor David Mellen, also Portfolio Holder for Schools, said: Covid infection levels in Nottingham currently remain below the national average and infection levels among primary school children are lower still. We nevertheless understand the anxiety for both parents and school staff about tomorrow’s planned return to school for primary pupils and we know what a […]

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