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Special school to remain closed after gas supply ‘cut off’

A special school in Derbyshire will be unable to reopen on Monday after its gas supply was cut off.

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Schools could lose out on funding, teaching unions have warned

Inspectors look again at West Hallam school and overturn ‘special measures’ decision

A West Hallam primary school will no longer be placed in special measures after Ofsted agreed to take another look at what its inspectors had found.

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Should pupils be allowed to wear slippers to school?

Derbyshire school becomes first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers

A Derbyshire primary school has become the first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers.
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882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

There will be over 820 fewer teachers in Derbyshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

The latest GCSE performance tables for Derbyshire’s schools have been published by the Department for Education.

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Headteacher ‘disappointed’ after primary school is placed in special measures

Headteacher ‘disappointed’ after primary school is placed in special measures

A West Hallam primary school has been placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection.

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MP renews call for safety action on Morley school roads

MP renews call for safety action on Morley school roads

The roads around an Ilkeston school have been brought to the attention of transport ministers by an MP concerned for constituents’ safety.

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Kirk Hallam school is ‘taking effective action’

‘Effective action’ is being taken at a Kirk Hallam school which was put on notice to improve by inspectors.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday.

Last few days for Derbyshire parents to apply for child's school place

Derbyshire parents have less than a week to apply for their child's infant or primary school place for September.

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VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

The death and rape of a teenage girl will serve as a warning to schoolchildren in a police film about the dangers of online grooming.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) this week revealed how only 53 per cent of primary schools in Derbyshire achieved the expected standard for reading, writing and maths in 2016.

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Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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Staff looking at the new sixth form plans at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Kirk Hallam

Kirk Hallam school sets out sixth form plan

A Kirk Hallam school has unveiled ambitious plans to open a new sixth form as part of a series of major improvements.

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Jordan Richards (right) has been training with his college tutor Geoffrey Grace at Derby Colleges Ilkeston campus.

Ex-apprentice gears up for national construction skills contest

A young construction worker from Awsworth is to compete in a top skills competition this month with sights set on qualifying for the national team.

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Ilkeston brickie opens school for construction skills

Ilkeston brickie opens school for construction skills

An Ilkeston-born brickie has fulfilled a long held dream by opening his own construction skills training base with a little help from a DIY celebrity.

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'A PLACE TO BE PROUD OF' -- the Cubs nursery for two-year-old tots that is run by Cotmanhay Infant and  Nursery School.

Free and innovative nursery reflects on successful first year

An innovative nursery for two-year-old toddlers that broke new ground when it launched in Ilkeston is celebrating its first anniversary.

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Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

A Long Eaton headteacher has said Government plans to create new grammar schools will not go far enough towards raising standards for all.

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VIDEO: Singing headteacher and pupils ‘Got Talent’ as they hit the high notes in sing-off

VIDEO: Singing headteacher and pupils ‘Got Talent’ as they hit the high notes in sing-off

A staff member at an Ilkeston school was recently challenged to a record a song and make a music video.

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Term-time holiday fines in Derbyshire to be scrapped - but only for some

Term-time holiday fines in Derbyshire to be scrapped - but only for some

Fines for Derbyshire parents who take their children out of school during term-time are to be scrapped - but only for some.

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