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Primary school closed to some children tomorrow because of heating problem

Renishaw Primary School is to be closed to some children tomorrow (Thursday) because of a problem with the heating.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday.

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

Derbyshire parents have less than a week to apply for their child's infant or primary school place for September.

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VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

The death and rape of a teenage girl will serve as a warning to schoolchildren in a police film about the dangers of online grooming.

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Hady Primary School pupils who have been given visibility safety packs. Picture: Brian Eyre.

Chesterfield schoolkids kept bright amid dark path concerns

The Chesterfield community has pulled together to make sure schoolchildren are safe during the dark winter months.

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Barlborough Treetops nursery collecting for charity. Luis young, Albie Weaver, Ollie Luxton, Ollie Mulhern and Zanthe Hodkin.

Nursery holds Christmas appeal for those in need

Children at a Derbyshire nursery are trying to recreate the true spirit of Christmas this festive season.

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Students and staff at the Chesterfield College automotive centre in Christmas fancy dress.

Chesterfield College students join fight against skin cancer

Students and staff at Chesterfield College’s automotive centre donned Christmas fancy dress for a very good cause last week.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) this week revealed how only 53 per cent of primary schools in Derbyshire 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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Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School is 'inadequate'

An action plan is set to be put in place to improve standards at a primary school following a visit by Government education inspectors.

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Cally Bell, front left, with her petition and other concerned parents outside North Wingfield Primary School. Picture: Brian Eyre.

Mum campaigns for traffic lights outside North Wingfield primary

A mum is campaigning for traffic lights outside her daughter’s primary school – amid fears there is 'an accident waiting to happen'.
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Palterton Primary School celebrating their new parking policeman.

Cardboard coppers return to school

A school which lost a cardboard copper - that warned parents about problem parking - are celebrating getting two new ones.

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How To Build A Better World with guest curator Francesca Martinez at Sheffield's Off The Shelf

PREVIEW: Inspirational Francesca Martinez on How To Create A Better World at Sheffield's Off The Shelf

Comedian, writer and actress Francesca Martinez fills her role as guest curator at Sheffield's Off The Shelf festival of words with a day of inspirational talks and events on Sunday, November 6.
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Belper language teacher defends TOWIE star over baby lessons

Belper language teacher defends TOWIE star over baby lessons

The owner of a Belper language school for children has hit back at critics of a former Towie star who wants to teach her baby to speak Spanish.

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Pictured is I CAN Licensee Tracy Rodgers, who is an early years consultant and owner of Tiny Hands Big Futures.

Pioneering expert set to develop youngsters’ language and communication skills

An educational pioneer is set help youngsters across Chesterfield and Derbyshire develop their speech, language and communication skills.

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Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

A Long Eaton headteacher has said Government plans to create new grammar schools will not go far enough towards raising standards for all.

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Term-time holiday fines in Derbyshire to be scrapped - but only for some

Term-time holiday fines in Derbyshire to be scrapped - but only for some

Fines for Derbyshire parents who take their children out of school during term-time are to be scrapped - but only for some.

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Springwell parents and students at the school gates.

UNIFORM UPROAR: Springwell parents to complain to Government watchdog

Scores of parents are set to complain to the Government’s education watchdog over a school uniform controversy.
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Burst water main closes school

Renishaw Primary School has announced it is closed to all pupils staff and visitors today due to a burst water main.

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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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