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Plea to find budding scientist, eight, who sent letter to Sheffield university professor

Staff at Sheffield University are seeking help to find a budding scientist who wrote a letter to a professor.
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South Yorkshire students prepare showcase performance

Barnsley College students will tread the boards and showcase extracts of contemporary musicals and plays at the Electric Theatre next month.

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Sheffield man gains qualifications after facing a life on the streets

Sheffield man gains qualifications after facing a life on the streets

Just three years ago John Jarrett was facing life on the streets, with no prospects and no hope of finding regular employment.

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Stradbroke Primary School

Staff and children praised in turning around fortunes of Sheffield primary

Talented staff and the attitudes of pupils have been praised for turning around the fortunes of a Sheffield primary school.

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Cadbury World. Photo by Bintazara Haider

Sheffield students discover more about world's second largest chocolate brand

Students at a Sheffield college have discovered more about business by visiting the factory of the world's second largest chocolate brand.

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Feature: The branch library book-ing the trend

Feature: The branch library book-ing the trend

While most libraries have seen a sharp drop in numbers over the past few years, one is enjoying growth thanks to other services attracting everyone from expectant mums to OAPs

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Oak Tree High School, Bland Street, Sheffield

Independent Sheffield girls school rated 'inadequate' by inspectors

An independent girls school in Sheffield has been branded inadequate after inspectors found its leaders are failing to meet standards.

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Go-getting South Yorkshire grandad hands over £30,000 to special school

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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Schools could lose out on funding, teaching unions have warned

Schools face 'stealth cuts' in new funding shake-up

Schools across South Yorkshire face losing hundreds of pounds per pupil if new Government funding proposals get the go-ahead, teaching unions have warned.
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Young people invited to UTC Sheffield showcase events

Young people interested in training for some of the region’s most in demand careers are invited to attend two UTC Sheffield showcase events next week.

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Sheffield poem that cleans the air could tackle pollution

Sheffield poem that cleans the air could tackle pollution

A revolutionary air-cleansing poem has removed more than two tons of pollution from the environment as part of a project which could be used to fight pollution in cities across the world.

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The site in Carterknowle Road, Sheffield, where the council hopes to build Bannerdale School.

Special Report: Hurdles to clear before first day at school becomes reality

Sheffield Council has reaffirmed its commitment to building a new secondary school in the south-west of the city - but the site, catchment area and need for an academy sponsor all present questions.

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One teacher found themselves in trouble when they failed to attend an 8am meeting - even though an email to announce it was only sent at around 11pm the previous night

Education Column: Time to switch off and free teachers from the scourge of 24-hour email

In a Sheffield school this week, a young teacher responded to a parental concern with incredible efficiency. There had been a query about a piece of homework and a worried parent had emailed the teacher to ask something. The reply came pinging back within a couple of minutes. It was approaching 11.30pm.

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An artist's impression of the new school Sheffield Council wants to build on the site of the former Bannerdale Centre. Photo: Bond Bryan Architects

Future of education in Sheffield revealed as council submits new school plans

Plans for a new £25 million Sheffield school have this week been unveiled, with full details on a second school expected in the spring.

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The site where Langland Estates wants to build a 16-storey student tower.

Developer unveils new vision for Sheffield city centre student tower

A long-dormant scheme to build a tower of student flats by Sheffield’s former Head Post Office may soon be brought forward after fresh plans were submitted.

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Are you spelling bee A student?

Don't mean to be pernikity, sorry pernickity, no pernickety ... but can you spell better than nine year old?

Mississippi you may be able to manage but can you keep up with UK's budding spelling bee A students?
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Sheffields Michael Palin thinks Finland has it all - and so should the citys schools.

Education: Why we should ignore school league tables and try to be more like Finland

In some Sheffield schools this week, teachers returned to see their leadership team obsessing over league tables.

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Sheffield from Manor Laith Road. Picture: Chris Etchells

Education: Training essential to ensure we benefit during a boom

Vocational courses could be key to all of Sheffield’s communities benefiting when the region’s economy takes off – but they are often left overshadowed by the traditional academic subjects.

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Nancy Fielder editor of Sheffield Telegraph

It’s time to skill up or ship out

Sheffielders need better and more specific skills.

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