Ruddington Musician’s Lockdown Legacy

A guitar tutor and session guitarist from our village has something to show for his three months ‘in confinement’ – his debut album! Dan Cartwright, who lives on Brookside Road in Ruddington, has taught guitar and drums at many nearby schools, including South Wolds Academy, West Bridgford School, and Willow Brook Primary. “I started teaching when I left South Wolds Academy in Keyworth in the mid-nineties” says Dan. “Since then I’ve been in various bands and must have played nearly every pub/club in Notts. But, nine years ago, my daughter…

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Parents Protest Against Proposed School Redundancies

Dozens of parents and pupils gathered outside James Peacock Infant and Primary School in Ruddington this morning to protest at plans to make ‘a significant number’ of Teaching Assistants (TAs) there redundant. Rumours of job losses started circulating last week when two families reported that Special Educational Needs TAs had already been removed from one to one sessions with their children with less than 24 hours notice was given. At the time it was unclear exactly how many jobs were under threat. The School has since revealed the proposals are that the number of…

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Software Supplier Celebrates Success

A Ruddington based technology company which supplies education software is celebrating a win at last night’s Bett Awards. Impero, which is based at Oak House in Ruddington Fields Business Park, picked up the gong for “ICT Exporter of the Year“. Founded in 2002, Impero describe themselves as “specialists in network management, classroom control and online safety software, designed for the global EdTech sector.” They have become particularly well known for being the authors of Impero Education Pro, a suite of network management, online safety and classroom control tools, designed to support IT teams, help teachers and protect…

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