Education

Education

Council wants your views on future schools policy

An eight-week consultation on the admission arrangements for 2020-2021 for Nottinghamshire community and voluntary controlled schools is now underway and will close on January 15, writes Coun Philip Owen, chairman of the children and young people’s committee at Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Berry Hill pupils with some of the hi-vis vests. Photo: Steve Baker

Pupils are being safe and seen in new hi-vis vests

Pupils at Berry Hill Primary School in Mansfield have received a donation of 35 hi-vis vests from David Wilson Homes East Midlands to help them remain safe and seen whilst walking to and from school on darker winter nights.

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Academy principal calls for Ofsted to be scrapped

The education watchdog Ofsted has recently announced it wants to move away from using exam results to judge a school’s quality in favour of its ability to prepare young people for life after they leave, writes Mark Cottingham, principal at Shirebrook Academy.

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