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Council’s Cabinet calls an end to nursery Consultation

“Our intention was always to listen, to understand and to make decisions based upon evidence and the views of everyone.” The words of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children and Education, Councillor Margaret Cracknell as she announced an immediate end to the current consultation around the future of Great Coates and Scartho nurseries,…

10 months ago | Children and families

Award Ceremony Celebrates Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Grimsby’s very own ‘hero’ teacher Zane Powels MBE made a flying visit back to his hometown to say well done to some of our borough’s most deserving and determined young people. Zane earned international recognition for his heroic efforts delivering school meals to children in North East Lincolnshire during the COVID lockdowns in 2020. At…

10 months ago | Children and families
A photo of the Mayor making a speech at the SEND Awards event.

Volunteers rack up the hours in North East Lincolnshire

YOUNG people in North East Lincolnshire have been praised for putting an impressive amount of hours into volunteering for worthy causes. Local participants of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme amassed a whopping 1,287 hours of volunteering between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, benefitting good causes across the region. The Award, which was…

11 months ago | Children and families
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Local students explore careers on their doorstep

POPULAR local careers fair, the Skills Fair, returned this week, showcasing education, training and career opportunities to students in North East Lincolnshire. The Skills Fair is organised by a partnership made up of North East Lincolnshire Council, Franklin College, Grimsby Institute, the Careers & Enterprise Company and the Department for Work and Pensions. This year’s…

11 months ago | Children and families
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Scartho primary school plans on view at public event

SCARTHO residents will have the opportunity to view plans for a proposed primary school, set to be built on land off Matthew Telford Park in Scartho. The school, set to be run by Lincolnshire Gateway Academies Trust, will provide places for some 210 children aged 4 to 11. The new school will also have provision…

11 months ago | Planning and development
An artists impression of the school plans

First school in North East Lincolnshire becomes ‘smoke-free’

A local school has become the first in the area to become entirely smoke free as part of a pilot scheme by Public Health. Thrunscoe Primary and Nursery Academy have worked closely with North East Lincolnshire Council’s Public Health team to deliver a package of measures, working towards becoming a smoke-free school. The Academy created…

11 months ago | Health and wellbeing
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Scheme offering free maths lessons hailed a success

A Government-backed scheme offering free maths courses for local residents has been hailed a success following the end of its first year. Over 400 people in North East Lincolnshire enrolled on a course through one of the four approved training providers. Almost half of these signed up to an accredited course offering a qualification on…

11 months ago | Schools and education
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Council consults on nurseries future

Parents in North East Lincolnshire are being consulted on the future of two nurseries and one early years day care setting after a shift in how parents choose where to leave their child. The consultation comes as the Council revealed that there are more than double the required nursery places for eligible children in North…

11 months ago | Children and families