Archive | April, 2015

Smokefree Mums Volunteers Needed

29 Apr


A further opportunity for parents to give their views on the Council’s Admissions Policy

29 Apr

As you may know, late last year, the Council began to review its current school admission policy that is based on catchment areas to help establish whether this is still the right option for the city. We asked for the views of parents and carers through a citywide survey.

Nearly 800 parents and carers across the city completed the survey.

The results so far have been extremely valuable for the review, however we have noted that fewer people took part in some areas of the city and in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. To ensure a fair and representative view from across the city, we are now extending the consultation for another fortnight to focus particularly on:

· Those living in the following postcode districts: S2, S3, S4, S5, S9, S12, S13, S14, S20

· Those from BME communities

We are contacting schools and other partners to gain more responses from these communities and districts.

We would like parents and carers to complete the survey online at, but we are also offering other engagement activity within communities to allow more parents to have their say.

This activity could include attending any meetings or events you know of where parents will be in attendance. We are happy to speak with parents informally or with laptops to complete the survey online – or by handing out paper copy surveys.

Please contact us if you know of any events or places where we can do this.

You can also help us by forwarding the online survey onto any parents and carers you know who live in one of the above postcode districts or are from a BME community.

Alternatively, you can share the survey from our Facebook page or our Twitter account (@SheffParents) or link to it on any websites or blogs you are responsible for.

We would also appreciate you forwarding the survey onto any parents / carers, headteachers, governors and school staff – or anyone else who you think might wish to contribute to the review.



Festival of Learning Event at Firth Park Academy 21st May

28 Apr



Driving Theory Course at Vestry Hall Burngreave

28 Apr


Makeup Master Class at Firvale Centre – Tues 26th May

27 Apr



Dragon slaying at Pitmoor Adventure Playground – St George’s Day celebration

24 Apr



May Day celebration behind the pavillion in Firth Park – 2nd May

24 Apr