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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.

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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.

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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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Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, pledging his support to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust

Derbyshire Dales MP makes pledge to honour Holocaust Memorial Day

Derbyshire Dales’ MP has renewed his commitment to supporting Holocaust Memorial Day and educational work carried out by survivors.

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Ofsted tell Wirksworth school to speed up progress on improvement plan

Ofsted tell Wirksworth school to speed up progress on improvement plan

A Wirksworth school has been told to fast-track its improvements by Ofsted amid the upheaval following a highly critical report in 2017.

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Peak District Forest School leader Ruth Dixon is nearing the end of a busy year working towards an award from conservation charity the  John Muir Trust

Outdoor educator to host Hope Valley litter pick for environment award

An outdoor education worker from Bradwell is to host a community litter pick as her final step to gaining a prestigious conservation accolade.

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VIDEO: 15-year-old boy lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools

A 15-year-old boy is lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools around the country.

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The deadline for applications is January 15.

Deadline approaching for Derbyshire parents to apply for primary school places

The deadline for Derbyshire parents to apply for their child's primary school place is fast approaching.

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Mike Joseph who has set up a water-powered generator with the help of local school children to power the village Christmas lights.

Bradwell village switch on hydroelectric Christmas lights in UK first

Residents of a Hope Valley village may be dreaming of a wet Christmas, after launching what may be the UK’s first hydro-powered illuminations.

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WATCH: Children perform special song about Derbyshire

Over 1,700 Derbyshire children have taken part in a project to create a song and video about the county.

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REVEALED: The Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

Education

O Crumb, All Ye Faithful: Baker makes nativity cake masterpiece to help school

A Youlgrave baker has given an early Christmas gift to the village school after creating a jaw-dropping nativity scene in cake form to fundraise for playground refurbishments.

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The headteacher of All Saints school in Matlock has echoed the police request for drivers to show greater consideration.

Community complaints spark police appeal to Matlock school run drivers

Derbyshire police have called on parents and carers to be more considerate of their impact on other road users and residents in school areas.

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Sixteen Derbyshire schools are on the list

REVEALED: The best schools in Derbyshire according to The Times

The best performing schools in Derbyshire, according to the Sunday Times, have been revealed.

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Pupils at Pilsley C of E Primary School are all smiles. Picture submitted.

Derbyshire school is officially 'outstanding'

Staff and pupils are celebrating after their school was rated the best.
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Staff and pupils from Grindleford Primary School present a cheque for �3,896.33 to Chris Theyer.

Hope Valley school smashes charity target in support of Thomas Theyer Foundation

Pupils and staff at a Hope Valley primary school have raised £3,896 for the Thomas Theyer Foundation.

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Aspiring teachers encouraged to visit Nottingham’s Train to Teach roadshow

Aspiring teachers encouraged to visit Nottingham’s Train to Teach roadshow

A former Nottingham Panthers player turned teacher is encouraging local people to find out about the fantastic rewards and opportunities the career offers by attending the Train to Teach roadshow when it visits the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday November 8.

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Here's the full list of when the schools in Derbyshire are closed for holidays

Derbyshire school holiday dates 2018

When will the schools break up for holidays next year?

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Derbyshire County Council to debate future of Wirksworth schools

Derbyshire County Council to debate future of Wirksworth schools

Derbyshire County Council members will meet this week to discuss how best to meet future primary school demand in Wirksworth.

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