National awards for Leeds City Council Social Work

Leeds City Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Children and Families Services recently won two prestigious national Social Worker of the Year awards. The awards recognise and celebrate great social work in England for adults and children. Leeds was awarded the winning title in the ‘Best Social Work Employer’ and ‘Creative and Innovative Social Work Practice’ categories. Since…

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Community views on secondary school provision sought

Leeds City Council is seeking the views of communities in and around Wetherby and Boston Spa on the future of secondary school provision in the area. Following an application by Boston Spa School to become an academy, the council requested Lord Agnew, the academies minister who approves applications, to delay any decision while the…

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Additional school places plan for north Leeds

Plans for additional primary school places in north Leeds are to be discussed at executive board on 7 Feb. Proposals to merge Allerton Grange high school and Moor Allerton Grange primary to form a through school with additional primary places were consulted on late last year. A report summarising the consultation outcomes and proposing…

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Could you be there for a child in care?

People who have volunteered to be role models for children in care, over the past 25 years, are being celebrated at a special event later this month. The Leeds Independent Visitor scheme, which is run by Leeds City Council, is 25 years old this year and to mark the occasion a celebration event is…

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OBE for former Leeds City Council learning improvement officer

A former head of learning improvement at Leeds City Council has been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list with an OBE. Gail Webb was recognised for her services to education. Gail Webb spent the first 20 years of her career teaching in the Merseyside area, working her way up to a headteacher. She…

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Celebrating foster carers in Leeds

A special event to celebrate Leeds foster carers who care for teenagers and young people takes place tomorrow. The event which has been organised by Leeds City Council is the first of its kind and recognises the support and invaluable commitment foster carers provide to teenagers and young people in Leeds. Around 180 delegates…

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