Category Archives: Education and learning

Calderdale Council is investing £8.6 million to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden, to provide an even better learning experience for local young people. Both schools are old and in such a poor condition that rebuilding them is a better solution than continuing to carry out costly maintenance and repairs…. read more … about New facilities for local schoolchildren>>

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Calderdale Council’s Children’s Social Care team has been recognised for its work on identifying and supporting children who regularly miss school.  Ofsted’s National Director of Social Care, Eleanor Schooling CBE, publishes a monthly commentary in which she discusses the major issues facing children’s services across the country and shares what has been learned during recent… read more … about Ofsted praises Council’s work to keep kids safe from CSE>>

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Schools across Calderdale are looking for governors to help them continue to deliver good standards.  Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the UK can apply to be a governor. Governors do not manage a school day-to-day, but they oversee its long-term development. Governors have an important job in schools, helping to set their… read more … about Could you be a governor?>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Ten Calderdale schools were invited to showcase their work on The Heartstone Odyssey recently, at a special event held at the House of Commons.  The Heartstone Odyssey was created by Heartstone, a not-for-profit organisation which encourages children, aged from 9-12, to think about extremism, cohesion, identity, racism, tolerance.   Representatives from schools in Calderdale, London, Slough,… read more … about Sadia takes Odyssey to the House of Commons>>

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Press release from Calderdale Council and The Diocese of Salford: Calderdale Council and The Diocese of Salford will continue to give every support to St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Todmorden, in their drive to raise standards. An Ofsted inspection of the school in October 2016 recommends that the school be taken into special measures, in… read more … about Raising standards at St Joseph’s RC Primary School>>

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Parents and carers in Calderdale now have a new resource with advice and guidance to support with their child’s journey into healthy early years.  www.healthyearlyyears.co.uk(external link) is a brand new website packed with top tips to offer a helping hand to parents and carers of children aged from birth to five years old.   This colourful… read more … about A helping hand for a healthy start>>

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A new way of working to better support young people in care has been awarded £444k as part of the government’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.  In a recent speech at the National Adult and Children’s Services (NCAS) Conference 2016, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced that Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices project had been successful… read more … about Supporting young people in care>>

Tick in circle

As children return after their half term break, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will review the school service to make sure it will continue to meet demand over the next five years.  The Cabinet will meet on Monday 14 November 2016 to consider a report which outlines the priority areas for school re-organisation.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member… read more … about Five year plan for school places>>

Cllr Megan Swift

A decision on the future of Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School is a step closer as further consultation takes place with parents, staff, governors and the local community.  Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School is a small rural school with an average intake of less than ten pupils each year. The building is in… read more … about Have your say on Cragg Vale School proposals>>

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