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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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£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

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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