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Former teacher, singer and Samaritan dies aged 86

An inspirational English teacher who worked in Mansfield schools for many years and sang in the town choir has died at the age of 86.

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Quarrydale School, Sutton-In-Ashfield

Academy sets sights on new classrooms

Plans are being submitted to build a new block at an Ashfield school to reduce class sizes and give pupils a state-of-the-art education.

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Puppy Nathan with his ex-student namesake, Nathan Edge and his own guide dog, Nichola Bonsall, of the Guide Dogs charity, and the visual impairment team at West Notts College

College staff inspired by blind student to sponsor their own guide dog

The story of a student who lost his sight inspired staff at West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield to raise enough money to sponsor their own guide dog.

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Some of the current members of Mansfields Royal Marines Cadets organisation.

Adult volunteers needed for Royal Marines Cadets unit in Mansfield

Adult volunteers are being sought to help out the thriving Royal Marines Cadets (RMC) organisation in Mansfield.

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West Nottinghamshire College has landed a second 'good' rating from Ofsted

It's official - West Notts College is 'good'

West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield has retained its ‘good’ rating by inspectors.
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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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COLUMN: Perseverance and passion are key to achieving success, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy Principal

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand finale of our literacy week and did our bit for World Book Day by inviting staff and pupils to come to school dressed as Harry Potter characters.

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Dad’s plea to end bullying at Ashfield school after son left with facial injuries

Dad’s plea to end bullying at Ashfield school after son left with facial injuries

A Sutton father has called for bullies to think about their actions after his son was tripped up and had a bottle thrown at him at school - resulting in facial injuries.

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Abbey Hill Primary school hopes to build new classrooms as it runs 'short of space'. (Image: Google)

Kirkby school hopes to build new classrooms

Teachers at an Ashfield school are hoping to expand with a new building after in influx of students has pushed them to bursting point.

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Head teacher Mark Cottingham, who says money should be spent on existing schools, not new grammar schools.

Shirebrook head attacks Budget plans for new grammar schools

Government plans to fund new grammar schools have been blasted as “wasteful and counterproductive” by a head teacher based in Shirebrook.

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Co-op healthy food lesson for Tibshelf pupils

Pupils at Tibshelf Infant and Nursery School, in Alfreton, were treated to a special assembly talking about the importance of Fairtrade at healthy choices workshops by Central England Co-operative.

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Kingsway Primary School in Kirkby

Kirkby school celebrates £750,000 expansion

Pupils, teachers and governors at a school in Kirkby are celebrating their newly-expanded school.

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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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Dave Hartshorne, of dijitul, who is helping to deliver the programme.

Mansfield experts lead programme to help firms boost their online presence

Digital experts based in Mansfield are heading a revolutionary programme aimed at increasing the internet presence of companies.

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The college has a proud tradition of training apprentices.

Apprentice-friendly West Notts College up for national award

Mansfield’s premier college is in the running for a national award that hails the way it prepares apprentices for their working careers.

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The school has no heating and is unable to open to pupils.

Special school to stay closed for second day because of heating issues

A Derbyshire special school is to remain closed to pupils tomorrow because of a lack of heating.

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Council set for U-turn on sibling admission policy

Council set for U-turn on sibling admission policy

Nottinghamshire County Council is set to do a U-turn on schools admission criteria concerning siblings.

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Leas Park Junior School receiving a cheque from Four Seasons mascot Buzz after last years Shop For Schools.

Shop For Schools ready to rattle Four Seasons’ tills again

The annual Shop For Schools initiative in Mansfield, sponsored by the Chad, is fully subscribed and set to be another success.

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Queen Elizabeths Academy in Mansfield, which is now showing improvements, according to Ofsted inspectors.

‘Inadequate’ school making improvement after sweeping changes

Positive improvements have been made at a Mansfield school after scathing criticism by Ofsted inspectors led to mass resignations and sweeping changes.

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