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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

Award winning Children in Care Council

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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New schools sponsors announced

The Regional Schools Commissioner has decided that Silverdale Multi Academy Trust and Reach4 Academy Trust will be the sponsors for the new schools in south west and north east Sheffield. The announcement follows a selection process run by the Department for Education. Academy trusts were invited to apply to run the new schools, which are needed to meet the rising ...

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Join The Big Friendly Read in your library

Summer Reading Challenge, Dale Cherry 2016 for The Reading Agency

13 July 2016 Do you know your Snozzcumbers from your Oompa-Loompas or your Twits from your Trunchbull? The wonderful world of Roald Dahl is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which starts in Sheffield libraries on Saturday, 16 July. The challenge, called The Big Friendly Read this year, asks children under 12 years old to read six library ...

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Brush your teeth two times a day, stop the germs and fight decay

Reception children brushing their teeth at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy.

Nursery and reception children from Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy sing this rhyme to the tune of Twinkle twinkle little star every day whilst they brush their teeth together in a circle. Tinsley’s tooth brushing club is part of an initiative run by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust’s Oral Health Promotion team which works with 26 ...

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