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Sheffield schools take on the 10 day active travel challenge

Pupils from St Wilfrids with circus performers on their way to school

Monday 13th June- Friday 24th June Ten schools across South Yorkshire will walk to school with performers from Green Top Circus as part of the 10 day active travel challenge. School children, including those at St Wilfrids, Stocksbridge Infant and Junior, Southey Green and Shooters Grove will see performers spinning plates, balancing and juggling. The 10 day active travel challenge ...

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School children bring the carnival to Tudor Square

School children perform their samba beats in Tudor Square

Hundreds of primary school children brought the carnival to Sheffield performing their samba rhythms in Tudor Square last week. 18 schools came to perform a piece together that they have been practising since November.  Each of the schools brought their pupils to take part in playing the whole Samba piece, learn new pieces, play with an established Samba band and ...

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Digital developers can code their way to a cash prize

Adnaan Walayat,  winner of last year’s completion with Mike Garnock-Jones.

Sheffield City Council’s competition, Code Make Win, for nine to 19 year old digital makers, who have created apps, robots, games or products from 3D printers and digital sewing machines has extended its deadline to 14 June 2016. Nine cash prizes, amongst other prizes, are available to win. The competition is open to individuals and teams of up to four ...

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What’s it like to be a parent in Sheffield?

COUNCIL officials are asking people to share their experience of being a parent in Sheffield. The Sheffield Parents’ Survey which was launched in January has seen over 1350 responses so far but they want to hear more. Parents are been asked to complete the anonymous survey that takes around 10 minutes to fill in and asks questions about health, childcare ...

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Mental Health Champions for Schools

A group of students smiling and talking to each other

Thursday 14 January 2016 Mental health champions are being tried out in Sheffield schools with the aim of transforming emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. Research has shown teenagers’ mental health can be put at risk in numerous ways, often leading to stress-related illnesses such as, depression, eating disorders and self-harm. In response to these ...

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Step further for social workers

8 January 2016 A scheme to recruit top talent into social work is set to be expanded across the country, including in Sheffield, after the Government pledged £100m of further funding. Sheffield City Council has been instrumental in helping set up the Step Up to Social Work scheme in the Yorkshire and Humber region – an intensive 14-month fast track ...

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More Time Over School Places Decision

Thursday 17 December 2015 THE enormous number of responses to a consultation over plans to increase school places has been welcomed by Sheffield city leaders, who will now take more time to ensure they reach the right decision. Sheffield City Council has received over 1,400 responses – one of the biggest ever given to a council consultation – after asking ...

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Thanks to all those who took part in the consultation

Wednesday 9 December 2015 Council leaders want to thank all those who took part in the consultation over plans to increase the number of school places across Sheffield. Over 1,400 responses were submitted as part of Sheffield City Council’s consultation over plans to build two new secondary schools in the north east and south west of the city and to ...

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Grace Owen nursery school gets new home

Grace Owen Nursery children can’t wait to move into their new nursery premises.

  9 December 2015 One of Sheffield’s last remaining council run nursery schools is getting a brand new home as part of the redevelopment of Park Hill flats. Grace Owen Nursery School has been running on the listed Park Hill site since it was built more than half a century ago in 1961. Now the nursery is to relocate into the ...

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England’s Chief Social Worker leads Sheffield launch

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership launch

Wednesday 9 December 2015   England’s first chief social worker for adults last night led a launch of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership in Sheffield. Lyn Romeo is charged with championing social care services nationally for users and professionals. Last night she was the guest of honour at a launch of plans to retain the best of the best in ...

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£1m for Sheffield children’s services

The city's emotional health and wellbeing strategy

4 December 2015 Sheffield’s children’s services are benefitting from an additional £1 million which will go towards improving children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services. This comes as the Education Secretary also announced this week that Sheffield will be one of 22 pilots across the country to receive £3 million to improve mental health services in schools. ...

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Students are making it in Sheffield

Even with expert help from bricklayer Craig Bray, Omar Adem, Amina Aideed, Hamza Hussain (L/R) find that immense concentration is required.

  Tuesday November 24 Students engaged in the Made in Sheffield initiative visited one of the city’s development sites to learn about career opportunities in construction.   The pupils, from Fir Vale School, went to Cutler’s View at Norfolk Park to see how new homes are being built for local people by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC).   As well as ...

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Extension after great response to consultation

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

Wednesday 11 November 2015 PARENTS and carers are being given further opportunities to have their say over plans to build two new secondary schools in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council is currently consulting over a raft of school places across the city designed to meet the growing population needs. This includes building two new secondary schools in the city – one ...

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