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Mums group clinch deal to save Belper Children’s Centre

A leading Amber Valley housing provider has joined forces with a group of mums to help protect vital services for young families in Belper.

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There are plenty of jobs you don't need a university degree for.

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees.

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Special school to remain closed after gas supply ‘cut off’

A special school in Derbyshire will be unable to reopen on Monday after its gas supply was cut off.

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Teacher Roxanne Bunn collected a hat-trick of honours at the Guild of Photographers' annual awards.

Belper teacher wins national photography awards

A Belper primary teacher is celebrating extra-curricular success after collecting a hat-trick of awards in a national photography competition.

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Lingotot North Derby teacher Melissa Hanratty was cheering on her collegue's Dragons' Den appearance this week.

Belper language school founder enters Dragons’ Den

The boss of a Belper language school for children was glued to the television this week as the company’s founder chased the cash on Dragons’ Den.

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Should pupils be allowed to wear slippers to school?

Derbyshire school becomes first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers

A Derbyshire primary school has become the first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers.
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882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

There will be over 820 fewer teachers in Derbyshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas will be in Amber Valley next week.

Green Party leader announces Amber Valley visit

A top Green Party politician is to visit Amber Valley next week, meeting school children and party activists to discuss priority issues.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

The latest GCSE performance tables for Derbyshire’s schools have been published by the Department for Education.

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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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Belper primary school to close for the day tomorrow

A Belper primary school will be closed to pupils tomorrow because of a problem with the heating system.

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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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Mountaineer Nigel Vardy, from Belper, during his visit to Derbyshires Trent College.

Scale heights of ambition, says Belper’s Mr Frostbite

“Never give up, however many challenges you may face” – that was the message from Belper mountaineer Nigel Vardy as he encouraged students to scale the highest possible heights of their ambitions.

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Schools receive new book on Belper in the First World War

Schools receive new book on Belper in the First World War

Primary school children are learning all about life in Belper during the First World War thanks to a new book produced using a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Belper’s Olympic hockey star receives university honour

Belper’s Olympic hockey star receives university honour

Belper’s Olympic hockey golden girl is to crown her year in style, swapping her kit for a gown as she collects an honorary university degree.

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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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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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