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Plans to extend Belper primary school given the green light amid angry scenes at council meeting

Outraged residents were nearly booted out of a fiery debate over plans to extend a Belper primary school.

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Linda Chilton

Woodwork could help stop Derbyshire kids straying into ‘darker realms’

Hands-on classes such as woodwork and apprenticeships are needed to stop troubled kids at risk of school exclusion from straying into “darker realms,” a county councillor has said.

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Outwood Academy, Newbold, Chesterfield.

Chesterfield school’s academy take-over crackdown led to expulsions

Nine students were permanently excluded when a Chesterfield school was converted into an academy, a report has revealed.

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Budget cuts and lack of mental health support blamed for hike in number of Derbyshire students being expelled from school

An investigation into the rising number of permanent exclusions in Derbyshire has found a lack of mental health support, reduced school budgets and new assessment methods to be to blame.

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Students from Year 4 at St Anselm's Preparatory School in Bakewell released the sweet treat, supplied by the Bakewell Bakery, into orbit attached to a high-altitude balloon and part of their term project.

Bakewell school high-altitude pudding experiment lost in Lincolnshire

The Bakewell pudding sent into space for a school science experiment last week is still missing despite the story gaining global attention.

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Alan Filbee, the popular crossing patrol on High Street in Old Whittington, could soon be out of a job.

Chesterfield’s famous dancing lollipop man could be axed

A popular ‘dancing lollipop man’ could lose his job if council budget cuts go ahead – leaving parents fearing for their children’s safety.

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Derbyshire schools asked to pay for lollipop patrols

Derbyshire schools asked to pay for lollipop patrols

Schools in Derbyshire are being asked to pay £4,000 a year to provide lollipop patrols.

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REVEALED: The Ofsted rating of every secondary school in Chesterfield

Choosing the right secondary school for your child is not easy.

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He will leave his role at the end of the academic year.

Headteacher at Chesterfield school to leave after eight years

The headteacher at a Chesterfield secondary school is to leave at the end of the academic year, it has been announced.

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County Councillor Anne Western at an anti-fracking demonstration

DERBYSHIRE: County council urged to object to Government fracking plans

A move from Government to force councils to pave the way for fracking has been criticised by Derbyshire’s Labour group leader.

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Students using sign language.

Derbyshire charity chief calls for British Sign Language to be part of national curriculum

A Derbyshire charity chief has called for British Sign Language (BSL) to be part of the national curriculum.
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VIDEO: Tupton Hall students win £5k for dream prom

Creative students have won £5,000 for their school prom.

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What can you do if you haven't got a place at the school of your choice?

What can you do if your child hasn’t got the school place you wanted? Here’s some expert advice

If you are the parent of a year 6 child, you will no doubt have more than just the snow on your mind this week!

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Schools closed because of snow can be a headache for parents.

Snow days: How DO schools decide when to close for snow - and what are working parents’ rights if they do?

Kids will be keeping fingers crossed for the news that wintry weather has closed their school - but for parents suddenly stuck with a child-care problem, ‘snow days’ can be a nightmare.

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The DT has led the campaign to help save NLT's training services in Chesterfield

Victory in fight to save Chesterfield training scheme

The campaign to save a Chesterfield training company which has supported young apprentices from more than 40 years has won a major victory.

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Get career ready at Chesterfield College.

Life after GCSEs - a guide to getting it right

The academic year is half way through so 15 and 16 year olds are already planning what they want to do after their GCSEs.

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Matlock resident Emma Worrell, of Little Pig Jewellery Design, will exhibiting her handmade work at LondonEdge, a trade show for alternative youth subcultures, at the Business Design Centre in Islington, February 11-12.

Matlock teacher turned jewellery designer in London industry spotlight

A former deputy headteacher from Matlock is hoping to take her new career to another level when she exhibits her handmade jewellery at a major trade show in London.

Derbyshire
Daniel Henshaw, front left, an author and teacher from Wirksworth was part of a team of writers taking on the Eggheads in the BBC television quiz

Wirksworth children’s author enjoys a brush with the BBC Eggheads

A budding children’s author from Wirksworth had a brush with 15 minutes of television fame, when he was part of a team taking on BBC Two’s resident Eggheads.

Derbyshire
Hope Valley school rated as Inadequate by Ofsted inspectors’ report

Hope Valley school rated as Inadequate by Ofsted inspectors’ report

A secondary school in Hope has been found inadequate by Ofsted inspectors, prompting leaders to cite difficulty in adapting to changes across the education sector.

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