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New Sheffield school plans given go ahead

Architect, Race Cottam Associate’s, impression of the new school.

31 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for Astrea Academy to be built in Woodside in the North East of the city, with building due to start this summer. The new school will incorporate the existing Grade 2 listed former Pye Bank Board School building. Kier Construction will be working with architect, Race Cottam Associate’s to carry ...

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New bus pass means young people can travel for less

Young people aged 16 to 18 can now apply for a bus travel pass.

Originally posted by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive 4 July 2017 Business leaders and young people have welcomed a new 16-18 travel pass scheme that allows more young people than ever to benefit from discounted public transport fares across South Yorkshire, prior to its launch this weekend. As part of the enhanced scheme, from last Saturday 1 July all 16-18 ...

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Free vitamins for pregnant women and babies, in bid to eradicate rickets

baby foot

26 June 2017 It’s summer and the sun is shining – but not only is that good news for people enjoying the great outdoors, it’s also good news for unborn babies. Sunlight is one of the main sources of vitamin D, which pregnant women need throughout their pregnancies to decrease the chances of their babies developing rickets. Unfortunately, though, many ...

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Care leavers celebrate becoming young leaders

Care leavers on residential

24 May 2017 Issued on behalf of The Brathay Trust Five care leavers from Sheffield are celebrating their progress towards becoming young leaders. The 17 to 20 year-olds have completed a six-month programme, and a four day residential in the Lake District, as part of an effective leadership qualification. Four others were also successful in completing some of the modules ...

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Government announces funding for new Sheffield special free school

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

13 April Sheffield is one of just 20 Local Authorities that has been successful in securing funding for a new special school the Government announced yesterday. The new school will provide for youngsters in the city with some of the most complex needs. It will provide around 30 places for children aged between 7 and 16 who have autism and ...

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Sheffield to roll out pioneering emotional health support to an additional 40 schools

Sheffield’s innovative approach to supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health known as ‘Sheffield Healthy Minds’ is to be rolled out to 40 additional schools from April 2017. This follows a successful pilot with 10 schools in Sheffield, which has been held up by NHS England as an example of good practice. The Sheffield Healthy Minds programme commissioned  by ...

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Young people launch city’s suicide prevention strategy

Launch of suicide prevention strategy

20 March 2017   “I always had suicidal feelings as I grew up. I never got any support to help me cope with these and ended up attempting suicide twice. “I don’t want anyone else to go through what I have experienced and that’s why I got involved with writing this suicide prevention strategy. Suicide is a scary thing to ...

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Ofsted success for Sheffield schools

Children at Wincobank Infant and Nursery School

23 February 2017 St Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy has been awarded outstanding in all areas following a recent inspection from the education watchdog Ofsted. The school was applauded for ‘transforming the lives of children’s lives and helping them flourish’. St Catherine’s headteacher Fiona Rigby was praised in the report for providing “truly exceptional leadership”. It said that “due to her ...

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Sheffield pupil wins place with National Children’s Orchestra

Eamonn Foley

19 January 2017 A Year 5 pupil at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School in Sheffield has been selected to join one of the country’s most prestigious groups of young musicians, the National Children’s Orchestra. Eamonn Foley, aged 9, started double-bass lessons in January last year and made quick progress, wowing the NCO tutors with his audition in April who said ...

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Call for business leaders to support our schools

Would you like to pass your business skills onto the next generation? Sheffield City Council is looking for more business leaders to become “Enterprise Advisers” and work with schools, to provide career advice and business expertise. During the last year, 80 Enterprise Advisers have been working with 80 secondary schools and colleges across South Yorkshire, including 27 Sheffield schools and ...

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Youngsters help make this year’s reading challenge best yet

Hamda Einashie, 15, helped at Darnall Library over the summer

23 September 2016 Young volunteers were thanked yesterday by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor for helping to make this year’s summer reading challenge the best one yet. Figures are still being collected but it is estimated that around 5,000 children took part in the challenge, which is more than any other year. Fourteen teenagers, aged 14 to 16, volunteered in council-run libraries ...

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GCSE success for Sheffield students

Scott Woffindon

Students across the city have been receiving their GCSE results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. The emerging results for the city so far show that the numbers of students achieving five A*-C grade are on track to be similar to last year . This is particularly encouraging when a national ...

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Sheffield turns its back on prejudice in schools

8th August 2016 Sheffield has been singled out for national praise as a result of its work to tackle prejudice and bullying in schools. Sheffield City Council has for the sixth year running been voted in the top ten of the Stonewall Education Equality Index 2016. The Index measures how well local authorities support schools to celebrate difference and prevent and ...

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Sheffield’s Children in Care Council win national award

Children in Care Council recieve Diana Award

Sheffield’s Children in Care Council have won a national award for their work to help improve the experiences of children in care. The group of 13-18 year olds, who have all experienced the care system, were given a Diana award last week for a film which highlights what they want from care professionals. Their film highlights the importance of listening ...

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