WHS & Kiveton Community Combine to Secure Services


Following the announcement last year of the planned closures of several children’s centres across Rotherham, the Headteacher of Wales High School, Mr. Pepe Di’Iasio, was not prepared to see provision for the families of the local community suffer.


Sue Walker Centre

Collaborating with Judith Elstone, the Headteacher of Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School, alongside the Kiveton and Wales Nursery, a partnership has been established to secure the future of the Sue Walker Children’s Centre and ensure that the Centre continued to offer vital services to families and young people across its community.

Headteacher Pepe Di’Iasio said “We are delighted to have brought partners from across our community together to secure the future of the Sue Walker Centre”.

Pictured at the Sue Walker Centre are Headteachers Pepe Di’Iasio and Judith Elstone, Councillor Dominic Beck, Community Governor at Wales High School, and representatives from Kiveton and Wales Nursery who will be joining forces to ensure that the Sue Walker Children’s Centre not only provides vital Sure Start provision and health services for young families in the community, but also offers nursery provision for these families over many years to come.

Councillor Beck said “I am very pleased to have assisted in securing the future of the Sue Walker Children’s Centre, a much valued community facility, in partnership with Wales High School, Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School and Kiveton and Wales Nursery.  It is important we protect the local services we have in support of our young people and future generations, and I am delighted to have been invited to chair the new Partnership Board for the Centre”.