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Sheffield schools set for redevelopment

25/02/2013 Joanna
Two primary schools are to be redeveloped in Sheffield, providing better premises for individuals in teaching jobs and teaching assistant jobs at these schools to work in.

Sheffield City Council has announced that Fox Hill Primary on Powey Road will be rebuilt on the existing school site, while Prince Edward Primary School on City Road will be rebuilt on part of the existing school site and part of a cleared council housing site.

The council has promised that the redevelopment work will cause minimum disruption, with the children to continue their studies as normal and all staff to retain their jobs, while it is hoped the new school buildings will aid primary teachers in educating their pupils.

Councillor Jackie Drayton told ITV News: "It is great to be able to rebuild these two schools that need lots of improvements.

"Research has shown a good educational environment improves educational attainment and behaviour."

Earlier this month, Sir Robert McAlpine was appointed to entirely rebuild or refurbish nine schools in Durham, Gateshead, Stockton-on-Tees, Sheffield, Sunderland and East Riding, while Wates Construction was selected to  to build new premises at six schools in Coventry.

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