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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

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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

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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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Council’s response to Ofsted letter

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Jayne Ludlam, Executive Director of Children, Young People and Families, said: “Of course it is worrying to be sent a letter like this and we recognise that, but the details need to be taken in context of an improving trend. “Primary standards in Sheffield continue to improve across all key stages and recently the rate of improvement in reading, writing ...

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Too Old At Four?

Wednesday October 21 This year National Adoption Week is focusing on the theme, Too Old at 4? This theme hopes to raise awareness of the number of children who are aged over four years old who are waiting for adoption in the UK.   Although we have been able to find new families and new futures for many of the children who ...

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Getting our “forever family” in one go

Adoption-Wellies

Wednesday 14 October 2015   A quick glance around the cosy but creaking at the corners end of terrace house in Sheffield automatically makes you think this has been a family home forever. Toys litter every surface and floor in the living room; wellies are hastily scattered at the door kicked off by small feet clearly eager to get home ...

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Still time to get secondary school applications in

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  Tuesday 20 October 2015 Council leaders are urging families applying for their child’s school to make sure they fill the application forms.   With a tight squeeze on places due to a rising population it is more important than ever that parents and carers complete and submit their forms on time.   They are also being encouraged to make sure ...

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Children Deserve the Best Start in Life

Cllr Jackie Drayton with health visitor Cath Davies, baby Axl and mum Andrea

Tuesday 20 October 2015   Health visiting services are to be the responsibility of the council from this month as part of a package of changes to make sure children across the city get the best start in life. NHS England has this month (October) transferred commissioning of public health services for children nationally between the ages of 0-5 to local ...

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