Family and education news archive
- Statement from John Halsall, Leader of Wokingham Borough Council
Wokingham Borough Council completely supports the message, principles and all the aims of Black Lives Matters in the UK
19 June 2020
- Learn from home: Online adult education programmes
COVID-19 has caused many people to lose jobs or have time at home and Wokingham Borough Council is offering them the opportunity to learn something new or build their skillsets in order to get ready...
27 May 2020
- Open letter to parents and carers regarding school reopening
Primary and Secondary Head Teachers in Wokingham are working with the Council to try to bring your children back to school, at least for a little while before the Summer Holidays.
22 May 2020
- Statement on schools reopening
Wokingham Borough Council recognises the Government announcement regarding schools re-opening at the earliest from June 1, and are working to support schools in their planning for the return of...
20 May 2020
- Become a brilliant fostering family
Becoming part of a foster family can be life-changing for a young person in care and we need more local families to make this a reality for more young people. Wokingham Borough Council foster carers...
19 May 2020
- Best cycle training for young people in the country
Wokingham Borough Council has been named the best local authority in the country for Bikeability cycle training for young people. It was announced as winner of the Bikeability Trust's Local...
15 May 2020
- Foster Care Fortnight 2020: Foster in Wokingham Borough and change lives
More than 10 foster families are urgently needed in Wokingham Borough, with demand on services set to increase due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With the annual Foster Care Fortnight (11 to 24 May)...
11 May 2020
- Could you be a social worker in Wokingham?
When we get involved in the life of a child our priority is to make sure our social workers have the right support, time and resources to provide the quality of service we ourselves would wish to...
16 April 2020
- World class carbon- busting crusaders
Shinfield St Marys Junior School has won carbon neutral gold status from One Carbon World
18 March 2020
- Addington expansion enters final construction phase
Construction work to complete the £4.4million expansion of the Ofsted-rated outstanding Addington School is entering its final phase. Modules for the single-storey block at the SEND school in Woodley...
05 March 2020
- Youth climate conference speakers announced
Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to reveal the guest speakers for its inaugural youth climate conference on March 30. Students aged 16 and older from schools across the borough will be invited...
04 March 2020
- Congratulations to our fostering half marathon runners
Nineteen members of staff, foster carers and friends were amongst the thousands to complete the Wokingham Half Marathon.
24 February 2020
- New block for Addington School taking shape
Classrooms which will create a new single storey block at Addington School are beginning to take shape. Modular construction specialists Reds10 are putting the finishing touches to the rooms before...
18 February 2020
- Half term fun in Wokingham Borough
January is over and that can only mean one thing, February half term is just around the corner. Don't worry, we've got something for everyone to enjoy over the school break. Whether you are in need...
10 February 2020
- Youth climate conference announced
Wokingham Borough Council will host its inaugural youth climate conference, as it looks to lead the area to become carbon neutral by 2030. Sixth formers from secondary schools across the borough will...
07 February 2020
- Council hails apprenticeships as an exciting option for local businesses and residents
In support of National Apprenticeship Week, Wokingham Borough Council is encouraging both local businesses and residents to consider the benefits of the apprenticeship scheme
04 February 2020
- Wokingham libraries support childrens mental health and wellbeing
Wokingham Borough Council libraries are working in partnership with UK charity The Reading Agency to launch their Read Well for Children booklist and support children's mental health and wellbeing
03 February 2020
- Consultation agreed for the future management of new Arborfield Primary School
Farley Hill Primary School could be relocated and expanded as the preferred approach to manage the new primary school in Arborfield was endorsed by Wokingham Borough Council's decision-making...
30 January 2020
- Course helps adults looking for career in construction
We're looking to help adults back into work this spring by running an adult education course aimed at helping people get into construction. Wokingham Borough Council has teamed up with infrastructure...
23 January 2020
- Drive Start award winning course returns for 2020
Tickets are now on sale for teenagers in Wokingham borough who want to become safe new drivers at a pre-driver training event on Thursday 20 February at the Community Trust Academy, Madejski Stadium,...
17 January 2020