Reading’s John Madejski Academy has been praised by Ofsted in a recently published inspection report. Following a visit in January, Ofsted’s inspectors noted that “the academy is improving” and identified many areas of progress at the secondary school. This positive sentiment was shared by a number of pupils and parents interviewed by the inspectors. The…

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The Brexit Civil Society Alliance is a UK wide alliance of charities, voluntary and campaigning organisations, all working together to ensure that the voices of civil society are heard in the Brexit process. They have prepared a guide is to help organisations plan for a no-deal Brexit. It is designed as a starting document, with…

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Whitley Community Development Association will be running a two-day Skills for Working With Communities Course. The course will be in Whitley organised by Whitley people and run by one of the countries leading Community Development practitioners (and a Whitley resident). Everyone is invited and the course is free. Are you currently working with communities or…

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Shift Youth + Community are interested to hear what you have to say about Whitley and the local community because your story matters and can be used to inspire others. They are looking for more people to take part in sharing their inspiring stories about themselves and life in Whitley for our People of Whitley…

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This summer, Reading Voluntary Action has put together a full schedule of free events just for you! From football to drama, music to bikes – we have it all. If you fancy trying something new, or if you want to explore your favourite hobby further, then sign up today! What are you waiting for?! All…

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Gain a qualification to work with children i.e. a childminder, teaching assistant or working in a nursery. Creche available. New term starts September 2019. Who to contact Telephone: 0118 9373894E-mail: Reading.ChildrenCentres@brighterfuturesforchildren.org Notes: Spaces limited book early – a free creche is available. Where to go Whitley Childrens Centre252 Northumberland AvenueReadingRG2 7QA Time / Date Details When…

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A COMMUNITY hub in Whitley has become an essential part of the neighbourhood within its first year. South Reading Community Hub first opened its doors in June 2018 and is already a popular meeting place for a variety of different groups and provides a range of services for local people. Reading Borough Council is investing…

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The Annual Daydream Harvest has been quietly working with Aspire2, Whitley Community Development Association, Schools and others in the community to grow a rather beautiful and unique event on the streets of Whitley South Reading. Nick Garnett extends thanks to Emma Bowen for putting up with me, Arts Council England for their funding, JMA and…

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