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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

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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

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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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Talbot Specialist School welcomes HRH The Earl of Wessex

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22 May 2015 Pupils at a specialist school in Sheffield were given the Royal seal of approval last week following a visit from Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex. The Earl visited Talbot Specialist School in Norton where he unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit, and signed the visitors’ book. But he was especially keen to talk to students ...

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Next step for ambitious education plans for Don Valley

20 May 2015 Innovative  plans to boost education in the Don Valley area will take another leap forward next week with a deal to build the city’s second University Technical College on the Olympic Legacy Park. The Government last year approved plans to establish the city’s second UTC, which is set to open in September 2016. Part of this deal ...

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Cabinet Member Responsibilities

13 May 2015 Leader of the Council- Councillor Julie Dore Finance and Resources- Councillor Ben Curran Business Skills and Development- Councillor Leigh Bramall Housing- Councillor Jayne Dunn Neighbourhoods- Councillor Isobel Bowler Environment and Transport- Councillor Terry Fox Health, Care and Independent Living- Councillor Mary Lea Public Health and Equality- Councillor Mazher Iqbal Children, Young People and Families- Councillor Jackie Drayton

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Council and partners pledge to help families in poverty

Council and partners pledge to help families in poverty

Tuesday 24 March 2015 Senior leaders from across the public sector, NHS, private sector and universities have joined forces to renew their pledge to help some of the city’s poorest families. Sheffield’s new Tackling Poverty Strategy has been developed by a partnership led by the council and chaired by the Sheffield Executive Board’s lead on poverty and inclusion. It sets ...

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City strategy to tackle poverty

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Sheffield City Council and partners are reaffirming their commitment to help tackle poverty in the city, with around one in every five people in Sheffield living in poverty, and almost a third of children under ten. Sheffield’s new Tackling Poverty Strategy has been developed by a partnership led by the council and chaired by Sheffield Executive ...

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Businesses invited to help apprentices get their careers off to a flying start

Monday 9 March 2015 Young people inspired to take on career enhancing apprenticeships will be able to meet potential employers at a series of events during National Apprenticeship Week. From 9 to 13 March, budding apprentices can find out more about opportunities available to them across the city by attending events run by Inspire_SY at Meadowhall and Crystal Peaks shopping ...

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