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

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES: What to do if you didn't get the place you wanted

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

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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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Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero, who referred to head teacher Jacquie Sainsbury's plight at Brookhill Leys Primary and Nursery School in a debate at the House Of Commons.

Head teacher unsure how schools will manage after funding cuts

A head teacher in Eastwood has admitted she is “unsure how schools are going to manage over the coming years” because of government cuts in funding.

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1,061 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire by 2019, thanks to £39million funding cut

1,061 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire by 2019, thanks to £39million funding cut

There will be over 1,000 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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REVEALED: Nottinghamshire schools GCSE performance tables

REVEALED: Nottinghamshire schools GCSE performance tables

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

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National school tables have just been published

Notts GCSE results up on last year

School pupils across Nottinghamshire did better in their GCSEs than last academic year and data shows that there has been an increase in the percentage of students gaining five GCSE A*-C grades.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday.

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

Nottinghamshire parents have less than a week to apply for their child's infant or primary school place for September.
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REVEALED: Nottinghamshire’s best and worst performing primary schools

REVEALED: Nottinghamshire’s best and worst performing primary schools

Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) this week revealed how only 54 per cent of primary schools in Nottinghamshire 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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Hope Hamilton and her winning Christmas card with MP Gloria De Piero and class teacher Su Martin.

MP’s Christmas cards designed by 11-year-old Eastwood schoolgirl

A design created by an 11-year-old schoolgirl reflects the spirit of the festive season so well that it has been chosen by Eastwood’s MP for her official Christmas card.

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HISTORY BOYS AND GIRLS -- MP Gloria De Piero meets the schools first head boy and head girl, and their deputies.

Seal of approval for school’s first-ever head boy and head girl

The first-ever head boy and head girl at a school in Eastwood have been given the seal of approval by the town’s MP, Gloria De Piero.

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Council’s school absence fines rocket in county

Council’s school absence fines rocket in county

A council has issued more than 2,000 fines to parents for their child’s unauthorised absence from school since last September – a six-fold increase on the previous year.

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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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GUEST COLUMN: Get learning with CLaSS programme, by Coun John Knight

GUEST COLUMN: Get learning with CLaSS programme, by Coun John Knight

Inspire’s Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) is launching a new programme of learning in every district in Nottinghamshire this month.

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POLL RESULTS: Grammar school plans divide opinion in Nottinghamshire

POLL RESULTS: Grammar school plans divide opinion in Nottinghamshire

Plans to end the ban on creating new grammar schools have been met with a mixed reaction by Nottinghamshire residents.

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