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COLUMN: College is a springboard to care and education careers

According to latest statistics, the NHS employs 314,966 qualified nursing staff and health visitors, 25,418 midwives, 23,066 GP practice nurses, and 18,862 qualified ambulance staff across hospital and community healthcare services and within doctors’ surgeries.

Opinion
COLUMN: General election has put politics on school agenda

COLUMN: General election has put politics on school agenda

The announcement of a General Election may have taken the country by surprise but it has given us a great chance to teach students about politics by organising our own mock elections.

Opinion
Mansfield’s Vision Studio School slammed by education watchdog

Mansfield’s Vision Studio School slammed by education watchdog

An interim principal has been brought into a Mansfield school that specialises in vocational learning following a damning inspection by Ofsted.

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Chef visit inspires students

Chef visit inspires students

Students at West Nottinghamshire College received tips on culinary career success from one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs, Sat Bains.

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Five pupils at Northfield Primary and Nursery spell out how good the school is, according to Ofsted inspectors.

Northfield School praised for “giving children a great start in life”

A popular primary and nursery school in Mansfield is on its way to receiving the top ‘Outstanding’ rating, according to Ofsted inspectors.

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Students with their raffle prizes at the best-of-British event.

Students help children’s hospice at best-of-British dinner

An evening of food and music with a best-of-British theme boosted the favourite charity of students at West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield.

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Northfield Primary and Nursery School have been awarded �10,000 funding from the Big Lottery Fund for outdoor gym equipment and climbing wall.

Playful pupils climb high on £10,000 kit

Pupils at a Mansfield Woodhouse school are climbing high after getting £10,000 of new play equipment.

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Bad parking is the number one annoyance at the school gates for parents in the Midlands.

POLL: Bad parking, smoking or dog mess - What's your pet hate at the school gates?

Bad parking and people smoking outside the school gates are among the biggest annoyances for parents in the Midlands, a survey has revealed.
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COLUMN: Doing our bit to address engineering skills shortage, by Brian Maylan

A career in engineering is one of the most exciting that people can have.

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Zena Wardle (second from left), of headline sponsor Polypipe, with some of her fellow judges.

Judge praises high standard of entries in apprenticeship awards

One of the leading judges in a new awards scheme to celebrate apprenticeships in an area that includes Mansfield and Ashfield has praised the standard of entries.

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Businesses help skill up pupils for the world of work 
Businesses in Mansfield and Ashfield are embracing a project in local schools to help teenagers think ambitiously about what they would like out of life and the world of work. The Enterprising Schools programme is being funded by Ashfield and Mansfield District Councils and is being delivered in partnership with ideas4careers, a Nottinghamshire based career development consultancy.  
The scheme, for secondary schools across the Mansfield and Ashfield districts, aims to help young people to develop the skills employers are seeking in young people, and many employers have become involved in the project.

Pupils prepare for the world of work

Businesses are getting involved in a scheme to help teenagers in Mansfield and Ashfield prepare themselves for the world of work.

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Dame Asha Khemka at the awards

Mansfield college leader named Asian Businesswoman of the Year

The leader of a Mansfield college has been named Asian Businesswoman of the Year at a prestigious awards showcasing business talent.

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Youngsters Tyler Buxton, 5, Elsie Smith, 3, and Rosie Smith, 2, choosing toys from Mansfield Play Forums toy library

Funding tonic for mums and dads at play forum

The long-standing Mansfield Play Forum has added another string to its bow thanks to a grant from a nationwide charity.

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Simmi Johal, level two painting and decorating student

Glowing report for Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Students have heaped praise on Vision West Nottinghamshire College after it received a glowing report from education inspectors.

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Maths teacher banned from classroom after sipping wine from plastic bottle during school day

A teacher who swigged wine from a plastic bottle hidden in her handbag during the school day has been banned from the classroom.

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Common sense needed on holidays during term time

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.

Opinion
Wigan's schools could plummet down funding tables

Which Mansfield schools are in line for extra funding?

A total of 40 schools across Mansfield could see an increase in funding, according to information provided by education chiefs.

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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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Time running out for apprenticeship award entries

Time running out for apprenticeship award entries

Time is running out for those who want to enter our apprenticeship awards.

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