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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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Burngreave Local Honours

Award winners at the Town Hall after receiving their honours

Friday 4 March 2016 Volunteers, community groups and local workers from Burngreave were celebrated at a special Town Hall event last week. Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Talib Hussain, and local ward councillors, over 130 people came to see 43 nominees receive their awards for their commitment and outstanding contribution to the Burngreave community. Councillor Jackie Drayton, cabinet member ...

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Sheffield school achievements recognised by Government Office

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

26 February 2016 Prince Edward Primary School has been congratulated by the Government for what is described as ‘high standards of educational achievement’ and ‘hard work and professionalism’. The letter of commendation followed the announcement that the school had ranked in the 100 top performing schools in the country for progress made between Key Stage1 and Key Stage 2. Prince ...

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New course to help taxi drivers protect communities

The Sheffield partnership team with representatives from Sheffield City Council, the Taxi and Private Hire trade, Safeguarding Children Board, Safeguarding Adult Partnership, South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield College.

25 February 2016 Taxi drivers in Sheffield will be equipped to support vulnerable passengers following the launch of a new course that helps them recognise when passengers need extra help, or when they see suspicious behaviour. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Passengers course was officially introduced this week at The Sheffield College. It has been developed over the years to help taxi ...

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Two new secondary schools for Sheffield

Tuesday 9 February 2016 PLANS to build two brand new secondaries in order to meet the growing demand for school places in Sheffield are expected to get the green light next week. The Council consulted on several proposals to address the need for extra primary and secondary places in the North East and South West to meet the growing population ...

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Youngsters urged to grab their February Freebie

Wednesday 3 February 2016 Are your youngsters interested in singing, acting, dancing, arts and crafts or simply playing Netball, Football, Tag Ruby or even Rock Climbing? Perhaps it’s time to put the tablets away, grab a jacket and get out into the great Sheffield outdoors? The Sheffield Children’s University February Freebie is back with more FREE adventurous and creative activities ...

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Stone-laying cememony celebrates construction progress on Sheffield’s second UTC

Thursday 4 February Press release issued by The Sheffield College Civic leaders, educationalists and employers have attended a stone-laying ceremony today [February 4th] to mark construction progress on Sheffield’s second University Technical College. The £10 million UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus is due to open this September and will specialise in healthcare and sports sciences, and computing. Construction of ...

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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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New sculptures celebrate heritage of Spital Hill

Cllr Ibrar Hussain, Sheffield Lord Mayor Cllr Talib Hussain and Cllr Jackie Drayton joined by local residents at the official launch of the new sculpture on Vestry Square.

23 December 2015 Two exciting new sculptures have been installed on Sheffield’s Spital Hill to link several related strands of the area’s history. The sculptures are made from stainless steel inlaid with bronze and mosaic.  They are part of an overall regeneration scheme to improve the Spital Hill  area.  This has included shop-front improvements, new paving and a reshaping of ...

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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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