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Nottingham - Ambitious for children and young people

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Nottingham is a strong and determined City. The capital of the East Midlands, it is a City of business and enterprise, a City of learning and science, a City of innovation and early intervention.

Primary and secondary schools in Nottingham have made significant strides forward in improving levels of attainment and the quality of teaching and learning. We are proud that 72% of Nottingham schools are now good or outstanding. Since 2008, we have increased the proportion of pupils achieving Key Stage 2 Level 4 in English & Maths by 10 percentage points and the proportion of pupils achieving 5+ GCSE's grades A*-C has increased by over 20 percentage points.

Despite the significant progress we have some real challenges in the City. A recent inspection by Ofsted has cited significant improvements needed within our secondary sector provision. Nottingham City Council is now in the process of working, together with Ofsted and our schools, to drive a step-change in attainment and attendance for secondary-age pupils.

At the North of England Education Conference (15 - 17th January 2014) Alison Michalska, Director of Children's Services at Nottingham City Council and Louise Soden, Regional Director at Ofsted, will be leading a workshop to outline how we are working together to respond to these challenges.

Through innovative approaches, based on strong partnerships, we will drive forward Nottingham's ambition for education and raise our aspirations for all children and young people.

Click here for a short overview of education in Nottingham.

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