Schools supporting children, families and communities: Pulling Together Notts


Teachers and school staff across Nottinghamshire did some great work in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), with many going the extra mile to help children, parents and local communities.

This web page is a place to tell those stories and to thank everyone involved for what they have done, often going above and beyond to help and support others in their community.

Stories from across the county

Children of key workers say thank youChildren of key workers made some short videos to thank their parents and school staff for taking care of them through during the pandemic.

Watch the video messagesCertificates of achievement for schoolchildren: these certificates were produced for children across the county and city, to say thank you for protecting the NHS and saving lives.

  Certificate of achievement

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Virtual school and aid package deliveries: St Giles School in Retford held online classes and assemblies, and dropped off emergency supplies of medication, school meal vouchers and specialist equipment.

St Giles School

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Queen Elizabeth's Academy: donating PPE equipment: Staff in the school's science department donated PPE equipment to Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield, and helped other schools to do the same.

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Costumes raise spirits: the head of Sir John Sherbrooke Juniors in Calverton, has held virtual assemblies dressed in different inflatable costumes to help raise children's spirits.

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Remote learning during lockdown: Schools all around Nottinghamshire helped pupils to learn remotely.

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It's incredibly heartening to hear how people in our county worked together and supported each other.

We're very proud of our staff in schools, and all staff in education settings, caring for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. Staff worked in difficult circumstances, but often used incredible initiative and resourcefulness.

Easter 2020

Our schools may have been officially 'closed' but more than 200 were open across the county over the break, looking after 1,600+ pupils, children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

Thanks to all school staff - teachers, cleaners, chefs, and others - who worked hard to make sure key workers can keep doing what they do best.

Schools open over Easter

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