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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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Sheffield Turns Its Back on Prejudice in Schools

Wednesday 22 July 2015 SHEFFIELD has turned its back on prejudice and bullying in schools and has been singled out for national praise as a result. Sheffield City Council has for the fifth year running been voted in the top ten of the Stonewall Education Equality Index 2015. In particular the council was praised for the work it does around ...

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Recruiting and Retaining Social Workers

Tuesday July 21 2015 Sheffield City Council is spearheading a drive to retain the best of the best in social workers by making sure they are equipped with the right skills for the job.   Sheffield has always had a good track record of being able to recruit social workers and now the city wants to build on this by working ...

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Working families will be hit hardest by cuts warning

   Wednesday July 15 2015 THOUSANDS of families and children in Sheffield could be hit hardest as a result of the Government budget cuts, a city leader has warned.   Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families fears many children in the city will bear the brunt of the cuts that were announced ...

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New Playground Takes School into 21st Century

westways NR

Wednesday 15 July 2015 A VICTORIAN primary school in Sheffield has taken a leap into the 21st century thanks to Lottery-funded play equipment being installed in the playground. Westways school in Crookes was built nearly 150 years ago and is housed in three separate Victorian buildings surrounded by hard concrete, where children have been playing for decades. But that has all ...

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New Secondary School Plans Possible for Sheffield

 Wednesday 15 July 2015  PARENTS are to be consulted on proposals to build two brand new secondary schools in the north east and south west of Sheffield, designed to meet rising demand for school places. Over the last few years Sheffield City Council has been rolling out an expansion programme across the city to deal with issues caused by increased ...

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Children Gear Up For Summer of Fun

Abbeydale Story Tent

Tuesday 16 June 2015 A TINY mouse is heading up one of the many activities on offer for children as part of a summer of fun across Sheffield this year. ‘The Story of the Adventurous Little Mouse’ will be on at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, as part of the city’s Festival of Fun.   Children visiting the event, which takes place ...

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Creative children make their mark on Town Hall

22 May 2015 After six months of painting and drawing, youngsters with a flair for creativity are getting ready to make their mark on Sheffield Town Hall when the country’s largest junior art exhibition arrives later this month. The Sheffield Young Artist’s art exhibition will return for its 11th year with 1,154 pieces of artwork created by children aged four ...

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