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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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Council listens on school places consultation

30 October 2015 Parents have responded with passion and ideas to the current consultation on school places, with Sheffield City Council broadening the options for consideration in response. The council is also encouraging many more people to get involved and participate. The consultation has been successful. After three weeks, responses have been flooding in and parents have submitted their own ...

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Hundreds of children come together for mass skipping event

Fern Howard and Beth Crolla, both nine, from Anns Grove Primary School

Children from seven schools across Sheffield took part in a mass skipping event at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre today (Thursday 22 October). The event, which followed individual skipping days at the schools held over the past month, was organised by Activity Sheffield in conjunction with Jump Rope UK, a national body which promotes skipping as a good way to ...

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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


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


  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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