You don’t have to be an accountant or a journalist for good maths and English skills to matter. They are vital skills for life and for work. Some of the reasons why we all need to make sure our maths and English skills are of a good standard might surprise you.
Derbyshire remains one of the safest areas in the country but our vast natural assets will always attract criminal activity. Preserving our Peak District and its abundant wildlife and heritage is a policing priority but enforcement alone is not the answer and nor can the police manage the threat singlehandedly.
It won’t make the headlines like a recent ban on selling energy drinks to young people did, but we have also made a new ban of our own this month, telling our students that long false fingernails have no place at school.