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Secret School: Part-time requests are a symptom of stress among dedicated teachers

Several teachers in Sheffield schools have made requests to reduce their hours in the next academic year – and the reason for their changing work pattern may surprise you. Headteachers are used to getting requests from teachers wanting to cut down their working days because of childcare issues or as a stepping stone to retirement.

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Gill Furniss, MP for Brightside & Hillsborough. Picture: Andrew Roe/The Star

Sheffield MP hits out at 'appalling' planned cuts to school budgets

A Sheffield MP has hit out at 'appalling' planned cuts to school budgets in her area.

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Join in car free day - a new initiative to encourage Sheffield families to move more

Join in car free day - a new initiative to encourage Sheffield families to move more

‘When’s your car-free day?’ is a new, primary school-based initiative launching in Sheffield next week during Move More Month (June).

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Sheffield hotel and charity give career insights to youngsters with learning difficulties

Local charity Endeavour has been working with Hilton Sheffield on a series of career insight visits to give young people with learning difficulties a taste of what it’s like to work in hospitality.

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GCSE A Level students get their results. Charlotte Ward, Aisling Dunn, Lucy Hodgeon and Lydia Bojczuk at North Halifax Grammar School.

Secret School: Why election result makes a clear case for lowering voting age to 16

Over the last few weeks, Sheffield schools have engaged magnificently with the general election and incorporated it into their curriculum in exciting ways.

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Vandals have targeted a Sheffield nursery, spraying the name of a political party on to the entrance of the building.

Vandals brand Sheffield nursery with name of political party

Vandals have targeted a Sheffield nursery, spraying the name of a political party on to the entrance of the building.

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52 per cent of students at High Storrs School took part in a mock election this week

Sheffield secondary school goes to the polls

Pupils at a Sheffield school took to the polls for the their own elections this week, as part of a project to help them understand the election process

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Students tune in to the needs of South Yorkshire hospice patients

Two students are using their media skills to help Rotherham Hospice patients.

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South Yorkshire archeologists invite adult learners to free taster sessions at WWI training camp

Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield are inviting adult learners with an interest in exploring the past to join them as they study a First World War training camp at Redmires – an area in the Peak District that was used for training by the British army as they prepared for WWI.

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University of Sheffield graduate wins young entrepreneur award

An entrepreneur who has been supported by the University of Sheffield’s Enterprise Centre (USE) has marked two years in with business with a national award and a move to bigger premises.

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Time for tea and cake courtesy of High Hazels bakers

Teatime buns were on the menu when pupils from High Hazels Academy in Darnall paid a visit to a Sheffield care home and showed off their baking skills.

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Children at St Peter's CofE Primary School take part in the new free school meals scheme

Secret School: Why more of the same just won’t cut it after dust settles on election

Over the last few weeks I have been assessing the education pledges being made by the main political parties in the run up to the election. Today, as millions of us go out to vote, I look at what the Conservative Party is offering Sheffield schools.

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Some of the campaigners pictured on East Bank Road. Picture Jess Hoyle/Twitter

Campaigners set off on walk from Sheffield to Nottingham over cuts to education budgets

Parents, teachers and union officials have set off on a 45 mile walk to highlight cuts to school budgets.

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Secret School: Costly manifesto policies to cure all ills will deter party’s voters in droves

The Secret School is taking a look at the manifestos of the main parties and how they could affect education in the city. Today it’s the turn of the Labour Party. Remember the old saying - if something is too good to be true, then it probably is? Many people will look at the Labour Party’s education policy and come to that exact conclusion; it must be too good to be true.

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Creative South Yorkshire students showcase artwork at theatre show

Barnsley College Art, Design and Fashion students will be showcasing their talents at an end of year show at the Electric Theatre on Falcon Street, Barnsley.

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Sheffield College wins place in UK young restaurant team of the year final

Talented Sheffield College students have won a place in the grand final of a high profile catering and hospitality competition.

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Sheffield Hallam law department wins top national award

Sheffield Hallam University’s Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice (HKC) has been named Best Legal Education Provider of the Year.

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Teachers could boycott all SATs tests from next year.

Secret School: Manifesto gets straight to the point but pulls its punches in vital areas

In the run-up to the general election, I am assessing the education policies of the main parties to see how people’s votes could have an impact on Sheffield schools. This week it’s the turn of the Lib Dems. The education section of the Liberal Democrat manifesto wastes no time in getting straight to the point: there is an unprecedented funding crisis in the nation’s schools and the new funding formula is making matters a lot worse.

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Lynsey Haycock was in a classroom at Forge Valley school, Stannington putting up posters two days before the beginning of term when she broke her leg jumping down from a table on September 1 last year.

Cause of death for Sheffield teacher who died after classroom accident is unknown

The cause of death for a Sheffield teacher who passed away hours after a classroom accident is ‘unascertained,’ an inquest has heard.

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Swarms of emergency services at Manchesters MEN Arena and Piccadilly Station. Picture SWNS

Manchester Terror Attack: Exam boards say schools can decide if A-levels and GCSEs can go ahead

Exam boards are telling schools that they can re-arrange GCSE and A-level exams in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester.
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