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Local streets named by school children

Published on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 in Housing news

A number of new street names have been chosen by children living near one of the borough’s newest estates.

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World Cup Walk to School

Published on Thursday, 28th June 2018 in Fitness news

School pupils in Rotherham have been treated to a World Cup themed walk-to-school event to encourage more pupils and parents to ditch the car and travel to school on foot.

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Stay safe when swimming

Published on Monday, 18th June 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water during national Drowning Prevention Week (June 15 – 25).

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New Strategic Director of Children’s Services appointed

Published on Friday, 15th June 2018 in Council news news

The new Strategic Director of Children’s Services for Rotherham Council has been named as Jon Stonehouse.

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Twenty thousand kids could be missing out on travel benefit in South Yorkshire

Published on Wednesday, 13th June 2018 in Council news news

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is urging schools, parents and carers to make sure their 11 to 16 year olds get a MegaTravel pass before the summer.

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Last chance to have a say on changes to early help services

Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 in Children and family care news

It is the last chance for people to have their say over proposed changes to the way the early help and family engagement services are delivered as time runs out on a consultation.

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Good rating for special school

Published on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 in Council news news

A school that teaches young people with social, emotional and mental health needs has been rated as being “good” by inspectors.

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Children once again get preferred primary school

Published on Monday, 16th April 2018 in Council news news

Thousands of children will be going to their preferred primary school in Rotherham from this September, new figures out today show.

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Home to School Transport Plans

Published on Wednesday, 4th April 2018 in Education and learning news

Council leaders are expected to agree to phase in updated Home to School transport arrangements over the next few months which will offer independence for users, and families better lifestyle choices.

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Even more pupils get school of choice

Published on Thursday, 1st March 2018 in Council news news

Thousands of pupils across Rotherham will be going to their preferred secondary school this September, with nearly all getting what they asked for.

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Apprenticeship programme creates local jobs for local people

Published on Tuesday, 19th December 2017 in Youth support news

Rotherham Council contract partner Mears continues to provide training opportunities for people in the borough and recently celebrated the achievements of recent apprentice’s at their annual awards.

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Nursery given outstanding rating once again

Published on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 in Council news news

Inspirational leadership was the driving factor in a Rotherham nursery scooping an outstanding rating in a recent inspection.

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Dozens of pupils attend anti-bullying event

Published on Monday, 13th November 2017 in Schools and colleges news

School children are doing their bit to stamp out bullying with a special event for around one hundred pupils at Rotherham’s New York stadium today.

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VIP Opening for Oakwood School

Published on Friday, 27th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Secretary of State and former Rotherham resident Justine Greening was today the guest of honour as she officially opened her former school in her home town.

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Pupils champion new mental health campaign

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 in Children and family care news

Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow today to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

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Students across Rotherham celebrate GCSE success

Published on Thursday, 24th August 2017 in Council news news

THOUSANDS of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.

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Bumper crop of A-Level results in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017 in Council news news

Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A-Level results – as schools top last year’s performances.

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Bringing the sound of music to deaf children

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Education and learning news

Music is something we all take for granted, to be able to listen to and enjoy. However, for some children, the love of music may be something they are never able to enjoy - because they are deaf.

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Lead Governor retires after 28 years' service

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Education and learning news

One of the longest serving school governors in Rotherham has retired from the role.

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New Sponsor for Wath Comprehensive School

Published on Friday, 21st July 2017 in Council news news

A new sponsor has been chosen for Wath Comprehensive School following it being put into special measures earlier this year.

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Schools' celebration for supporting children with additional needs

Published on Monday, 3rd July 2017 in Education and learning news

Schools which have improved how they work with children with additional needs held a celebratory event last week.

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Sponsor announced for Rotherham's newest school

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Primary school admissions news

A sponsor has been selected for Rotherham’s newest primary school – marking the next steps for the future of the prestigious multi-million pound Waverley development.

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Council rolls out extra safety measures for schools

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in Thurcroft news

Twenty mph warning signs are being introduced outside a number of schools in Rotherham, as part of the Council’s commitment to improve road safety.

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More children get preferred primary school

Published on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Education and learning news

Figures out today show the vast majority of children have been offered a place at their preferred primary school.

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Rotherham schools setting the national standard with exam results

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in Education and learning news

Schools in Rotherham are blazing a trail after four were named as being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for excellent results.

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Bid to recruit more childminders

Published on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 in Education and learning news

Falling numbers of childminders has prompted council leaders to start a recruitment campaign.

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Pioneering history of Rotherham in stage spectacular

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Education and learning news

What did the Romans ever do for us? Well they helped put Rotherham on the map, among other things, with early Roman and Iron Age settlements having been discovered in the district.

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Ian McMillan's "poetry in motion" at Rotherham school

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Education and learning news

The benefits of walking or cycling short distances, rather than driving, have been emphasised by local poet Ian McMillan to Rotherham school children.

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Youngsters getting good deal in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Education and learning news

Rotherham is bucking the trend as a new report reveals hundreds of teenagers are in education or training for work in the borough.

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League table success for Rotherham schools

Published on Thursday, 19th January 2017 in Education and learning news

Schools in Rotherham are now above the national average across the board for GCSE performance, new leagues tables out today have confirmed.

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Final total a Ray of sunshine for Newman School

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017 in Education and learning news

Marathon man Ray Matthews has handed over nearly £30,000 to a Rotherham special school after a six month long fundraising campaign.

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Wales High School set to expand

Published on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017 in Wales news

Over 150 new places are expected to be added to a popular Rotherham secondary school as part of wider £7 million growth plans across the borough.

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Primary school results amongst best in region

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Education and learning news

Rotherham primary school results are among the best in the region - a league table has revealed.

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Popular school set to expand

Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016 in Education and learning news

Additional classrooms are to be added to a popular Rotherham school as part of plans to help reduce the number of pupils on the waiting list in the future.

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Junior school overturns failing judgement

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Education and learning news

A once failing junior school is now one of Rotherham's best performing schools following a recent Government inspection.

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Young Inspectors scoop national award

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Education and learning news

A dedicated group of young people who rate the services of Rotherham Council were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony last week.

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Tasty tucker for school children

Published on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 in Education and learning news

School children and Council leaders tucked into tasty dishes at a Rotherham primary this week to showcase the many meal choices now available.

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Double delight for Rotherham care home

Published on Monday, 17th October 2016 in Education and learning news

A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.

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Class sizes at village school to be expanded

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Education and learning news

A Rotherham school has proved so popular with parents that it now needs to expand its intake.

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Rotherham gives red card to school bullies

Published on Friday, 16th September 2016 in Training and development news

Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

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