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POLL: Was Derbyshire dad right to keep his children home from school because of the heat?

A Derbyshire dad kept his children home from school on Monday, because of the rising temperatures.

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The top earning industries for graduate include construction.

REVEALED: The best and worst paying industries for graduates

Just finished university and looking for your first career break?
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Survey reveals some parents are struggling to afford school uniforms

Survey reveals some parents are struggling to afford school uniforms

Two fifths of parents have been put into financial difficulty over the cost of school uniforms, a new study has revealed.

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Chaucer Junior School pupils visited the Nottingham office of Leonard Design Architects as part of the project with gardening club leader Kerry Wheatley.

School in final for RHS Chatsworth garden design award

A bug hotel created by budding architects at an Ilkeston school have been shortlisted for a top prize at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

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Video: The Voice star dazzles pupils on school visit

Pupils at a Sandiacre school were sprinkled with stardust when they got a special visit from a singer dubbed as ‘the next Rhianna’ on The Voice.

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Historic college campus joins Open Garden scheme day

Historic college campus joins Open Garden scheme day

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus is inviting visitors to see the results of recent efforts to restore its Victorian gardens to their former glory.

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Bad parking is the number one annoyance at the school gates for parents in the Midlands.

POLL: Bad parking, smoking or dog mess - What's your pet hate at the school gates?

Bad parking and people smoking outside the school gates are among the biggest annoyances for parents in the Midlands, a survey has revealed.
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Friesland School students opened the event with a street dance entitled The Age of the Phone.

PICTURES: Youngsters show off their moves at dance festival

More than 200 children from across the borough showed off their dance moves at a festival organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership.

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Common sense needed on holidays during term time

Common sense needed on holidays during term time

As a secondary school pupil I remember sinking down in my chair as my dad challenged my French teacher at parents’ evening about the educational benefit of a school trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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The county council has issued a statement in response to a court ruling yesterday.

Derbyshire County Council does 'not condone parents taking children on term-time holidays'

Derbyshire County Council has said it does 'not condone parents taking their children on term-time holidays'.

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Representatives from Ward Recycling visited Derby College to talk about on-the-job learning opportunities.

Recycling firm and college launch apprenticeship scheme

A family-run Ilkeston waste management business has teamed up with a leading regional college to launch an apprentice recruitment drive.

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RHS Young Ambassador George Hassall (righ) with Chaucer Junior School gardening club members, headteacher Anna Upton, school governor James Dawson, local sculptor Rachel Carter and gardening ambassador Kerry Wheatley.

Young gardening star inspires pupils on school visit

An Ilkeston school welcomed a green-fingered VIP last week as the Royal Horticultural Society’s first youth ambassador dropped in to plant some ideas about gardening.

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Fines for taking children out of school for holidays are once again in the news.

POLL: Should fines for taking children on holiday during term-time be reconsidered?

Fines for taking children out of school during term-time for holidays are once again back in the news.

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The Supreme Court have allowed the appeal.

Dad loses legal battle over term-time holidays

A father has lost a landmark legal battle over being fined for taking his daughter on holiday during school term-time.
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Saint John Houghton Academy headteacher Joan McCarthy

Ofsted back plans to improve Kirk Hallam school

Ofsted inspectors have said a Kirk Hallam school must improve after a visit last month, but have backed the head’s plans to turn things around.

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Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

New research has revealed just 16 per cent of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Bright spark’s Star Wars style robot wows Big Bang competition judges

A student from Swanwick Hall School in Alfreton has will be heading to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition on March 15 and 16 after wowing judges at the regional heats.

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Parents have been learning of their child's secondary school place.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES: What to do if you didn't get your first choice

Parents across Derbyshire have been learning of their child's secondary school place today.

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Will your child get a place at their first choice secondary school?

95% of Derbyshire applicants set to get first choice secondary school place, study says

More than 95 per cent of applicants in Derbyshire look set to receive a place at their first choice secondary school, according a new study.

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There are plenty of jobs you don't need a university degree for.

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees.

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