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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

admissions

  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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School urge people to vote for adventure playground

Vote for Gleadless Primary School to get a new adventure playground

Wednesday 7 October 2015 A SHEFFIELD primary school is urging people to get behind them to vote for funding of up to £25,000 to build an adventure playground at their school. Gleadless Primary School is going head to head with community projects across the country – including proposals to plant flower beds in Tyneside to revamping an outdoor swimming pool ...

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Kitchen is not just heart of the home

New bistro-style kitchen to be blessed by Bishop at St Thomas of Canterbury primary school

  Wednesday 7 October 2015 THE kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home but how about it being the heart of a school too? That’s just what one Sheffield primary school has done by putting its working kitchen right in the centre of the school in a bid to make sure children get a great food ...

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Consultation begins on new secondary schools

Wednesday 7 October 2015   PARENTS, carers and local residents are being encouraged to get involved with proposals to build two new secondary schools in Sheffield. The proposed schools – one in the North East and the other planned for the South West – are a direct result of rising birth rates in the city. Other proposals include adding more ...

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Hallam Primary School Expansion Works

Expansion works at Hallam Primary School, Sheffield

Wednesday 7 October 2015 WORK to expand a Sheffield primary school in order to meet rising demands in birth rates is getting underway. Hallam Primary school in Lodge Moor is being expanded to meet the needs of a growing population. Part of this includes building new classrooms on the site to take it from a two class entry school to ...

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Tooth Decay Prevention in Special Schools

Children learning about oral health in Sheffield

  Monday 5 October 2015 Daily tooth brushing clubs and healthy eating regimes have been introduced in special support schools across Sheffield as part of a raft of measures to prevent tooth decay. National research has shown children in special support schools, which educate children with severe special education needs and disabilities, have slightly lower rates of tooth decay than ...

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Flu Immunisations for school children

Nasal flu vaccinations for infant school children

Wednesday 30 September 2015 PRIMARY school pupils aged five and upwards in Sheffield are being lined up to be immunised against flu. A programme to protect thousands of children from flu is due to begin across the city and will for the first time this year will be offered to some infant school pupils. Now Sheffield City Council leaders are ...

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City Planners Give Green Light To Sheffield’s Second UTC

University Technical College

Friday 4 September 2015   Plans to open Sheffield’s second University Technical College (UTC) have moved a step closer this week. Sheffield City Council planners have given the project the green light, approving the planning application today – Friday, September 4th. UTC 2 Sheffield for Human Sciences and Computing will prepare students for employment in those two key growth sectors ...

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Congratulations to students getting their GCSE results

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “Congratulations to all the students getting their GCSE results today and for all the hard work they put into their studies. Many thanks as well to everyone who has supported them on the way – their teachers, school staff, governors, families and friends. I know ...

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Petition to reduce child poverty

7 August 2015 Sheffield City Council is calling on the Government to retain measurable targets for the reduction in child poverty which could be dropped as part of proposed changes. Almost a third of young children and one in five adults in Sheffield are currently living in poverty. Earlier this year the council and partners across the city developed a ...

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New Initiative to Raise Education Standards in the City

  Monday 27 July 2015   SCHOOLS have joined forces with council leaders in a bid to share learning and expertise at a time of increased pressures on education budgets. Sheffield City Council and education leaders are developing a partnership between all the city’s schools, including academies, colleges and local authority maintained schools, in a bid to further raise standards ...

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