Category Archives: Children

Two schools in Calderdale are celebrating after receiving good Ofsted ratings. Ling Bob Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Pellon and Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School in Elland, were both inspected by Ofsted at the end of last year. Both schools were rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted and received glowing reports from the inspectors…. read more … about Ofsted success for Calderdale schools>>

Calderdale Council has been selected as a shortlisted finalist in the Children’s Services and Public Health categories in the 2018 LGC Awards. The awards, run by Local Government Chronicle, are the biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony for the local government sector. Nearly 100 organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the coveted awards, which… read more … about Council shortlisted for national awards>>

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Construction work has started on site to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden. Calderdale Council has invested £8.6 million to bring new, state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff at both schools. ‘Turf cutting’ ceremonies took place on both of the sites on Friday 27 October 2017 to mark the official… read more … about Building starts at local primary schools>>

A new scheme in Calderdale is helping young people with learning disabilities to prepare for life in the workplace. Calderdale Council, Calderdale College and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust launched ‘Project Search’ last month, and it’s already having benefits for the 12 young adults involved. The scheme offers a year-long supported internship combining classroom-based… read more … about Helping young people to kickstart their careers>>

Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have after finishing GCSEs in 2018. On Monday 16 October young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the MBi Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3.30pm and 7.30pm for… read more … about Helping students Get Organised>>

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Wainstalls village is soon to benefit from a new play area for children and young people, after a successful application to the Suez Communities Trust.  Calderdale Council will receive £43,000 from the Trust (formerly SITA Trust) to allow for a new play area to be installed near Wainstalls Junior and Infant School in the village. … read more … about New play area for Wainstalls village>>

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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Halifax has been judged by Ofsted as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features in a recent inspection.  The inspection took place at the end of June 2017, with inspectors visiting the school over two days. During this visit, inspectors spoke to pupils, staff, governors and a representative from Calderdale Council, as… read more … about Ofsted success for St Joseph’s>>

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Calderdale Council’s Public Health Early Years’ Service (PHEYS) will now be provided by Locala Community Partnerships. Locala recently began providing the service, after being awarded the contract for the Calderdale PHEYS as part of a formal process by Calderdale Council. Locala are an experienced provider of NHS community services, currently helping over 400,000 people in… read more … about A new provider for early years support>>

On GCSE results day 2017, Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the young people in Calderdale who have worked really hard for their GCSE results. Every student should be proud of their achievements – well done! I wish you all a successful future.  … read more … about GCSE results – congratulations!>>

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