Category Archives: Education and learning

Young people in Calderdale have been finding out more about the opportunities available within the construction industry at a special training day at Northgate House in Halifax. Calderdale Council is working with the construction management company Blacc to transform the former library and Council offices at Northgate House to create a new sixth form centre,… read more … about Students build their future plans>>

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Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options available after finishing GCSEs in 2020. On Thursday 10 October, young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3.30pm and 7.30pm for the chance… read more … about Get Organised for 2020>>

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Major employers within Calderdale are working in collaboration to develop the next generation of leaders in the district. Covea Insurance, West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale College, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Calderdale Council, Together Housing, Halifax Opportunities Trust (HOT) and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have sent their aspiring leaders on a journey to leadership… read more … about Major employers in Calderdale launch partnership to develop leadership talent>>

On GCSE results day 2019, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Well done to everyone receiving their GCSE results. They have worked very hard and should be proud of their achievements. Thank you to all the teachers, staff and families for their continued support to help Calderdale’s… read more … about Well done to Calderdale GCSE students!>>

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Almost £2m of investment in our libraries will be announced alongside plans to change service delivery in partnership with local communities at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 September. Elland Library is set to be refurbished and transformed at a cost of £1.5m into a community hub providing a range of services. Essential roof… read more … about Planning for the future of Calderdale libraries>>

On A-level results day 2019, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all Calderdale students for their hard work and dedication, to staff for their commitment and professionalism, and to families for their continued support.   “I’d like to wish everyone receiving their results the very… read more … about Congratulations to A-level students!>>

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A new Assistant Director has boosted Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services senior management team, taking on responsibility for delivering strategic improvement in education and inclusion across the borough. Mark Randall joined the local authority in May 2019, taking on the role from Steve Evans, who was seconded from his post as Head Teacher… read more … about Randall is a top class appointment>>

Hundreds of young people will be supported to access jobs and training, thanks to the new Calderdale Employment Hub. Calderdale Council and Leeds Beckett University are working together to give young people the skills they need to reach their potential and contribute to economic growth in Calderdale. The new Employment Hub has launched as part… read more … about Helping young people into work>>

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Councillors and Calderdale students have been viewing progress at the Northgate site in Halifax, as work begins on the next phase of this exciting development. As part of the wider transformation of Halifax, Calderdale Council is planning to renovate its vacant former office building, Northgate House, to provide more than 40,000 square foot of high… read more … about Progress update on Northgate site>>