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Teachers to strike at Sandiacre school over academy conversion plans

Members of teaching union the NASUWT at Friesland School, Sandiacre, are to strike over plans to convert the school to an academy run by the Two Counties Trust.

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Staff and pupils at Chaucer Junior School celebrate their latest Ofsted inspection verdict.

Ofsted report praises Ilkeston junior school after inspection visit

Staff and pupils at an Ilkeston school have celebrated a glowing report from Ofsted which found it continues to offer high quality education.

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Millie Braisby, 18, is hoping to start a new life in New York later this year as she seeks to move on from the devastation of the Tunisia terror attack.

Ilkeston survivor of Tunisia terror attack lands dream university spot

An Ilkeston teenager who survived the 2015 terror attack in Sousse, Tunisia, is looking forward to starting a new life at a top university in New York later this year - if she can find a way to pay for it.

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Ladywood Primary School headteacher Melanie Lawson.

Autocorrect error causes red faces and giggles at Ilkeston school

An Ilkeston primary school came to national attention last week after a typing error taught everyone involved a cheeky lesson about spelling.

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VIDEO: 15-year-old boy lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools

A 15-year-old boy is lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools around the country.

Education
The deadline for applications is January 15.

Deadline approaching for Derbyshire parents to apply for primary school places

The deadline for Derbyshire parents to apply for their child's primary school place is fast approaching.

Education

WATCH: Children perform special song about Derbyshire

Over 1,700 Derbyshire children have taken part in a project to create a song and video about the county.

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Is your child's school on this list?

REVEALED: The Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

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Wilsthorpe Community School has won a regional award in the Royal Horticultural Societys Green Plan It Challenge to design a new school or community garden

Long Eaton school win Royal Horticultural Society design challenge

A team of students from Wilsthorpe Community School in Long Eaton has landed an award in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Green Plan It Challenge.

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Sixteen Derbyshire schools are on the list

REVEALED: The best schools in Derbyshire according to The Times

The best performing schools in Derbyshire, according to the Sunday Times, have been revealed.

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Youngsters hope to raise £1,000 for children’s charity

Youngsters hope to raise £1,000 for children’s charity

NCS students will be hosting a fundraising event at the weekend to raise money for Children in Need.

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Pupils from Chaucer Junior School help Erewash Borough Council with planting at Ilkeston's Cenotaph ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Youngsters in Ilkeston sow the seeds of Remembrance

Youngsters from Ilkeston’s Chaucer Junior School have teamed up with Erewash Borough Council for a special planting project at the town’s Cenotaph.

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Here's the full list of when the schools in Derbyshire are closed for holidays

Derbyshire school holiday dates 2018

When will the schools break up for holidays next year?

Education
Volunteers from Interserve Construction Ltd on site with nursery staff and Ward Recycling representatives.

Waste management firm boost nursery refurbishment project

A waste management firm based in Ilkeston has chipped in to help a £15,000 community project to refurbish a nursery’s outdoor play area.

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REVEALED: Parents want teachers to talk to teens about porn

Four out of five East Midlands parents want schools to be talking to young people about issues related to pornography.

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The six-week summer holidays are coming to an end.

Derbyshire County Council doesn't plan on changing six-week summer holidays

Derbyshire County Council says it does not have plans to change the length of school holidays.
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Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy GCSE results. Alice Brent, Ethan Barnes, Jade Lathall and Megan Knighton.

PICTURES: Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy Celebrates Excellent GCSE Results

Students and staff at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy are celebrating today after receiving excellent GCSE results – with achievements in English being especially strong.

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Pupils will receive their GCSE results today.

GCSE Results: What should you do next?

There will be joy and disappointment for those of young people across the county as they get their GCSE results today - but if you have got the grades you hoped for, don’t panic!

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MP visits nursery to congratulate owner on OBE award

MP visits nursery to congratulate owner on OBE award

Erewash MP Maggie Throup has visited a Long Eaton nursery to learn more about the company and its founder, who recently received an OBE.

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

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

Didn’t quite get the A-level results you need for university?

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