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Daventry district school rated 'good' in first ever inspection

A Daventry district school was rated 'good' by Ofsted in all areas following an inspection earlier this summer.

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Pupils at Braunston CE Primary School

Ofsted rates Daventry district school as 'good' once again

A Daventry district primary school continued to be rated 'good' following a short Ofsted inspection earlier this year.

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Staverton CE Primary School

Daventry school rated 'good' in Ofsted report

A Daventry school has received double the praise in the space of three working days from two different inspectors.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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Daventry's Parker E-Act Academy takes over former UTC building

The Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry has taken over the building previously used by Daventry UTC, it has been announced.

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Four out of five schools in Northamptonshire have been rated either good or outstanding by Ofsted.

A+ for Northamptonshire's schools as Ofsted finds four out of five are either good or outstanding

Four out of five schools in Northamptonshire were rated either "good" or "outstanding" in their latest Ofsted inspection, this newspaper can reveal.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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A book written by six Lodge Park Academy pupils, which was chosen as the winner of the Northamptnshire County Schools Challenge, has been launched at a primary school in Kettering

Corby pupils’ winning book launched across county

Students who won a county-wide competition themed around healthy relationships have distributed their winning idea to primary schools in Northamptonshire.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Youth Ambition Awards 2017 Winners.

Northamptonshire Youth Ambition Awards 2017

Young unsung heroes have been honoured at a special ceremony in the Northamptonshire Youth Ambition Awards 2017.

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Matthew Reetz celebrates with pupils

Head teacher thanks staff for hard work in improving Daventry school

Pupils and staff at a Daventry school which was in special measures three years ago are celebrating following their latest Ofsted inspection.

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Home Education in Northamptonshire has increased by 1,172 per cent in last ten years.

Home education in Northamptonshire increases by 1,172 per cent in ten years, FOI reveals

A new study looking into the growth of home education in Northamptonshire has revealed that since 2006, there are now 375 more pupils now being taught at home.

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The compensation claims made for injuries at Northamptonshire schools this year

The compensation claims made for injuries at Northamptonshire schools this year

A claimant is seeking compensation from Northamptonshire County Council after tripping over a scooter at school, with another injured while washing their hands.

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Work to improve services in Northamptonshire is suitably focused and is making a difference, watchdogs say.

Inspectors praise support for Northamptonshire children with special educational needs

A review of services for children in Northamptonshire with special educational needs has praised the effectiveness of the support on offer.

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Nine Northamptonshire schools missed their budget in the 2016/17 financial year.

Nine schools could be forced to make redundancies in Northants after missing budget targets

The number of maintained Northamptonshire schools in deficit has risen from five to nine in the space of a year amid renewed calls for a fairer funding method for the county.
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A pupil casts his vote at the Southfields Primary School.

Northamptonshire school holds mock General Election to teach students about polling day

Pupils had their say on the issues affecting their country today too in a mock General Election at a Northamptonshire primary school
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Northampton College has been downgraded from 'good' to 'requires improvement' in the latest Ofsted inspection.

Northampton College downgraded from good to 'requires improvement' by inspectors

Bosses at Northampton College have lodged a formal complaint after Ofsted downgraded their good rating to 'requires improvement' in the latest inspection.
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