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  • Positive Report Following Joint Targeted Area Inspection Photo of a child and a parent walking to schoolA multi-agency inspection into how Wokingham Borough Council and its partners respond to child abuse and neglect has found well established partnerships that are focussed on improvements. 19 July 2017
  • National Carers Week from Monday 12 June to Sunday 18 June Photo of an elderly lady and her carerTo mark National Carers Week (Monday 12 June to Sunday 18 June), Wokingham Borough Council, Wokingham Outreach Service, Wokingham Crossroads, Involve and Wokingham Mencap have teamed up to organise a... 09 June 2017
  • School crossing patrol decision following consultation Shute EndFollowing a seven-week consultation of Wokingham Borough Council's proposal to remove school crossing patrollers (SCP) from the eight locations that also have an existing dedicated crossing, and... 03 May 2017
  • Fostering transforms young lives Family groupAlthough most people know fostering transforms the lives of children in care, many don't realise just how much joy it brings to the lives of foster carers as well. 27 April 2017
  • Primary school admissions success Primary schoolWokingham Borough Council has revealed this week (April 18) that 89 per cent of children whose parents applied for a primary school place will get a place at their first preference school. 21 April 2017
  • Focus on Earley Photo of the accessible park at Sol JoelStretching from the M4 in the south to the bank of the Thames in the north, Earley is a place with much more than first meets the eye. 31 March 2017
  • Wokingham Borough joins regional adoption agency Family groupWokingham Borough Council's decision-making executive has approved plans for the council to become part of a regional adoption agency known as Adopt Thames Valley (ATV). 30 March 2017
  • Raise hope and foster dreams Photo of a foster family and their petsWe need more foster carers so every child can stay in the Borough and close to their families and friends. 27 March 2017
  • Schools in Wokingham Borough gearing up for wheely big school challenge Photo of children cyclingSchools in Wokingham Borough are encouraging children, teachers and parents to jump on their bikes and scooters for The Big Pedal 2017. 17 March 2017
  • Wokingham Borough Council's decision-making executive agrees expansion of three primary schools Photo of a group of children at a computerThis week (15 March) Wokingham Borough Council's decision-making executive approved the proposed expansion of three primary schools in the Wokingham Borough. 17 March 2017
  • Multi academy trust plans for two borough schools Pupils outside St Crispin's SchoolSt Crispin's Secondary School and Nine Mile Ride Primary School have registered their intent with the Department for Education to become a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), called The Circle Trust. 10 March 2017
  • Proposed changes to school crossing patrols Photo of a child and a parent walking to schoolWokingham Borough Council continually reviews the value of its non-statutory services, and in this context has been considering the effectiveness of pedestrian crossings as a proven, efficient and... 01 March 2017
  • Nine Mile Ride footway for Finchampstead pupils Pupils walking to schoolWokingham Borough Council is providing a new Safe Route to School to provide a continuous path for Finchampstead pupils to walk to the new Bohunt School in Arborfield. The route is along Nine Mile... 15 February 2017
  • Proposals to expand four primary schools Photo of a group of children at a computerWokingham Borough Council has published proposals for the expansion of four primary schools. 24 January 2017
  • You really can make a difference Photo of a foster carer and her familyThere are children and young people in our Borough right now looking for a loving home, and the chance to reach their potential. 11 January 2017
  • Oakbank School on an upward trajectory Photo of pupils at Oakbank SchoolBack in the summer, the school received a visit from Ofsted and was delighted to be told that it is a 'Good' school. 28 December 2016
  • Helping Elevate young people Photo of school children at the annual school careers fairElevate is an employment and skills hub offering support to young people and adults to enter the world of work. 21 December 2016
  • School carollers raise the roof for Mayor's charity Photo of the annual carol concertMore than 400 school children and 1,000 parents gathered at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Lower Earley on Sunday to sing carols at the annual Wokingham Borough primary schools' carol concert. 13 December 2016
  • Wokingham Schools Careers Fair Photo of a group of people at a careers fairYoung people and their parents are invited to find out more about careers, apprenticeships, university and college on Wednesday 5 October at this year's Wokingham Schools Careers Fair. 26 September 2016
  • Find out more about fostering Consider becoming a foster carerBeing a Foster Carer is an opportunity to make a real difference to a child or young person. You can find out more about being a foster carer at one of our information sessions 15 September 2016
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