Sex case school opens after break

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A SHEFFIELD primary school at the centre of sex attack allegations has re-opened to pupils again after the half-term break.

Parents of youngsters at Greenlands Nursery Infants in Darnall, who boycotted the school before the half-term, have been urged by education chiefs to send their children back to school today.

The school has been working with parents and community members throughout the holiday to address their concerns, and the head of Greenlands Junior School is also set to lead the infants until further notice.

The school was closed for two days before half- term after the arrest of a male member of staff.

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: “Everyone is really looking forward to seeing the children back at school.

“During half-term we have been working with parents and members of the community to address their concerns.

“This work will continue and the governing body will play an important part in this.”

He added: “One of the most important things parents can do for their child is to make sure they attend school regularly.

“We know lots of parents will want to get their children back to school as normal.”

Specialist staff have been offering support and advice at Darnall Children’s Centre throughout the holiday, and the service will continue throughout this week between 8.30am and 11am.

Two weeks ago a male employee was arrested over an allegation of a serious sexual assault, and is now on police bail.

Afterwards, parents withdrew children from classes, unhappy with the information being provided.

Hundreds signed a petition calling for headteacher Sue Daniels to resign over her handling of the matter.

Ms Daniels was asked to stay away for the rest of the week when the school reopened just before half-term.