There's not many more important decisions for parents than choosing where your child should go to school. It's such a big deal for many people that some even move house to try and get into the right catchment area. The quality of the school is often determined, in part at least, by Ofsted inspection results. As a result each month, we’ll be updating this page with the results of each school whose inspection result was published, along with a short summary of what the experts had to say. We’ll include reports which assign new grades (or confirm previous grades) to mainstream state schools throughout the county. Click here for inspection results from 2018. April Outstanding Stubbin Wood School Address: Common Lane, Shirebrook Visited: February 28 What they said: "Pupils and parents are happy with the school and pupils feel safe. They recognise that there are trusted adults they can approach if they have concerns. They have a clear … [Read more...] about What Ofsted inspectors say about schools visited this year
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HAVE you noticed patches, rings or pigmentation on your neck? Acanthosis nigriacans could be a sign of these health problems, according to the NHS. By Sophie Roberts/Published 31st March 2019 WARNING SIGN: If you have dark marks on your neck, you may be battling a health problem (Pic: GETTY) If you want to find out more about your health, you may want to take a look at your neck.Dark rings around the body part could indicate your are battling diabetes or PCOS.Worryingly, it can also be a warning sign of cancer in weird cases.So what do these common markings actually mean? Related Articles These gynaecological cancers are DEADLY – expert reveals life-saving warning signs Male contraceptive pill deemed 'safe' by new scientific trial Mum, 22, with fatal brain tumour writes two-year-old son cards so he doesn’t forget her The technical term for dark patches of skin is acanthosis nigricans.And according to the National Health Service, there are several reasons why you could … [Read more...] about Got dark marks on your neck? Here’s what they could say about your health
A Grimsby school which was given the lowest grade by Ofsted is well on the road to improvement. Edward Heneage Primary Academy has made big changes since it was rated Inadequate last September. The focus is now on making pupils well-rounded individuals who have confidence both in and out of the classroom. What the principal says... Mrs Dominique Osborne, who has been principal at the academy since September 2016, said: "One of the things Ofsted highlighted in their last inspection was pupil outcomes. We've made a big push on that and made sure 100% of children are hitting phonics targets by the end of Year Two. "Pupils are changing their mindset from 'I can't do this' to 'I can't do this yet'. They're doing more extra-curricular activities like sports and choirs which is giving them confidence to have a go at new things in the classroom. "The school has a high proportion of disadvantaged pupils, but we don't see that as an excuse to under perform. They can achieve the same as any other … [Read more...] about Hear what pupils and the principal have to say about how their school
DAVID Lammy is a Labour MP who was the youngest member of Parliament when he was first elected in 2000. Let’s take a closer look at the 45-year-old Londoner’s life and career. Who is David Lammy? Lammy was born in Tottenham in 1972 and was raised by his single mother from the age of 12. He became the first black Brit to study at Harvard University after winning a place at their prestigious law school. Lammy practised as a lawyer from 1994, eventually becoming a barrister, before winning a by-election in June, 2000, to become the MP for Tottenham – a seat he has held ever since. The 45-year-old dated TV presenter June Sarpong in the early 2000s. The MP married artist Nicola Green in 2005. The couple have three children together. TV presenter Trisha Goddard has thrown her support behind Lammy, calling Dooley's Instagram photo and caption "disturbing". She told Good Morning Britain: "I do think that that one photo with 'obsessed'... I mean, that's what the Kardashians … [Read more...] about What did David Lammy say about Stacey Dooley and Comic Relief?
DISILLUSIONED parents held a meeting to discuss how to take a troubled high school forward. Around 120 concerned parents, pupils, council representatives and a former teacher turned up at Hebden Bridge Trades Club to air their grievances at the current state of Calder High.The Mytholmroyd school was last month given a notice to improve by Ofsted after inspectors reported seeing pupils using foul and racist language, smoking and engaging in other bad behaviour.The major concerns raised at the meeting were: pupils’ behaviour, teacher’s behaviour towards the students, a lack of communication from senior management at the school, the general misbehaviour - and the lack of action being taken to stop it - and a “streaming” system where pupils are put into the same set for all subjects regardless of ability.Retired Calder High teacher Anne Todd said: “A lot of staff don’t approve of the way the school is being run and they are frightened about putting their … [Read more...] about Fuming parents want say in school’s future