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Ilkeston school praised for progress but ‘requires improvement’

Staff and pupils at an Ilkeston school have been praised for their ‘sustained improvement’ but told that more progress needs to be made.

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Derbyshire schools asked to pay for lollipop patrols

Derbyshire schools asked to pay for lollipop patrols

Schools in Derbyshire are being asked to pay £4,000 a year to provide lollipop patrols.

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The Elms School Nursery, part of the junior school to Trent College in Long Eaton, has been rated 'Outstanding' in all areas in the school's latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report.

Inspection report finds Long Eaton nursery school to be ‘Outstanding’

A Long Eaton nursery school has been given the highest possible rating following a visit by the Independent Schools Inspectorate earlier this year.

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Dorothy Haywood, a former teacher at Chaucer Infant and Nursery School, has died at the age of 81. (Photo courtesy of the Derby Telegraph)

Much-loved former Ilkeston infant school teacher dies aged 81

Former colleagues and pupils have paid tribute to a much-loved former Ilkeston school teacher and church organiser who has died at the age of 81.

Education
Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has given his support to Morley Primary School pupils' campaign to improve road safety measures in the area.

Police commissioner backs Morley school pupils’ road safety campaign

Road safety campaigners from Morley Primary School have presented their case to Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa for speed reduction measures.

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Chaucer Junior School won the education categoy in Erewash in Bloom 2017, could they repeat the feat this year?

Erewash Borough Council to launch In Bloom 2018 at town centre stalls

Erewash Borough Council is once again planting a seed in the mind of community gardeners as they prepare this year’s In Bloom campaign.

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County Councillor Anne Western at an anti-fracking demonstration

DERBYSHIRE: County council urged to object to Government fracking plans

A move from Government to force councils to pave the way for fracking has been criticised by Derbyshire’s Labour group leader.

Education
These are the 10 degrees that offer graduates the highest paid jobs

10 degrees that could bag you the highest paid jobs

A student is suing her university, claiming that her 'Mickey Mouse' degree has not helped her get a job.

Education
Students using sign language.

Derbyshire charity chief calls for British Sign Language to be part of national curriculum

A Derbyshire charity chief has called for British Sign Language (BSL) to be part of the national curriculum.
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What can you do if you haven't got a place at the school of your choice?

What can you do if your child hasn’t got the school place you wanted? Here’s some expert advice

If you are the parent of a year 6 child, you will no doubt have more than just the snow on your mind this week!

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Schools closed because of snow can be a headache for parents.

Snow days: How DO schools decide when to close for snow - and what are working parents’ rights if they do?

Kids will be keeping fingers crossed for the news that wintry weather has closed their school - but for parents suddenly stuck with a child-care problem, ‘snow days’ can be a nightmare.

Education
Teachers to strike at Sandiacre school over academy conversion plans

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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