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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is currently recruiting on-call firefighters who are able to provide daytime and weekend cover. 

An on-call firefighter is someone employed by the fire and rescue service who is ‘on-call’ to respond to a range of emergencies and to engage with their community. They respond from home, or another place of work, where they have everyday lives and jobs. 

They respond to the exact same incidents as their fulltime counterparts and are trained to the same high standards.

This would be ideal for stay at home parents, the self-employed, people working from home, part-time or shift workers, people looking for part-time employment or people studying for college or university.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue want its workforce to represent the communities it serves and therefore welcomes applications from under-represented groups in order to reflect their diverse community. 

For further details of the role and the commitment required and to find out what exciting opportunities being an on-call firefighter will bring, go to our website which provides a wealth of information and where you can register your interest.

Recruitment closes on the 30th September 2022.

If you have any specific questions you can email

Kind Regards

Watch Manager Aaron Peedle

Rossington Fire station

The Diocese of Hallam will be welcoming the relics of St Bernadette on 4th and 5th October for a 24hr visit. 

Please find further information enclosed on the leaflet.

Free entry into YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve for Doncaster residents! 
That’s right, because of the importance of green spaces on our physical and mental wellbeing, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have decided that during this month of national restrictions, they are going to open the nature reserve up to locals for free. 
They have introduced a new booking system at Potteric Carr, so local residents and Wildlife Trusts members can visit safely and easily. For full details and to make a booking, please visit:

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue


We saw this competition on Facebook and we thought you may be interested in for your children to enter. You can follow the link here


Home schooling? We've got you covered.

We're launching a poster drawing competition for your youngsters and we have a load of LEGO prizes up for grabs.

We'll be sharing as many entries as possible with our staff to help keep spirits up, too, so lets get as many people involved as possible! 

All we want them to do is get a piece of A4 paper and draw us a firefighter, fire engine or fire station.


They must also include at least one of the below safety messages:


*don't forget about your cooking!

* don't leave clothes near electric heaters

* don't use broken electrical items

* test your smoke alarms!


When they've done just add their name, age, a grown-up's name and their contact details. Either DM us a photo or email one to

Winners will be picked in May. We look forward to seeing the entries! 

KIDS GO FREE! (with voucher)

The Festival of British Railway Modelling

8-9 February 2020

Does your child love trains? Head to the Doncaster Racecourse for a fun-filled day out with the family. There will be over 30 working model train layouts to admire plus lots of activities for children to enjoy.

  • Kits to make and take home
  • A colouring competition with a prize from Hornby.
  • A layout competition with a prize from Hornby.




Network Rail will be undertaking essential works near to our school, on dates during November 2019 to February 2020.  Due to the equipment used there may be some disturbance, noise and dust affecting properties in the area.

Please click on the link below to view the letter from Network Rail, also detailing the dates and hours of work.

Network Rail Improvement Letter dated 8th November 2019




As the recovery efforts across Doncaster continue, we would like to make sure that you are aware of the FAQ section of the council website -

This is the website where you can find the most up to date information in relation to the flood situation. We would also like to make sure that you are aware that the council have set up community recovery hubs for communities who have been affected by the floods. These hubs are staffed by people who will be able to help residents directly or signpost to other sources of support. The hubs will be open from 9am to 8pm, including over the weekend.

The hubs are now open daily from 9am to 8pm.


The hubs for residents of Stainforth, Fishlake, Thorne, Moorends, Kirk Sandall, Barnby Dun, South Bramwith, Sykehouse and Braithwaite are:

  • The Village Hall, Fishlake
  • Clay Lane – mobile unit


The hubs for residents of Bentley, Bentley Moor, Lower Sprotbrough, Kirk Bramwith, Thorpe Marsh, Willow Bridge, North Swaithe Dyke, Trumfleet and Thorpe in Balne are:

  • Askern Family Hub, Spa Pool Road, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0HZ
  • Custom Windows, Conyers Road, Bentley, Doncaster DN5 9SU
  • Bentley Community Library, Chapel Street, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0DE


The hubs for residents of Conisbrough, Denaby, Old Denaby and Mexborough are:

  • Conisbrough Library, Old Road, Conisbrough, Doncaster, DN12 3ND
  • Denaby Family Hub, School Walk, Denaby Main, Doncaster, DN12 4HZ
  • Mexborough Library, Station Street, Swinton, Mexborough, S64 8PZ


More information on the Community Recovery Hubs can be found at


Please see below information about a free, exciting and new home learning programme. Please use the contacts on the leaflet if you are interested. 

EXPECT YOUTH is offering a programme of FREE activities in Rossington this summer CLICK HERE for more information. 

EXPECT Summer 2019

We are excited to inform you that EXPECT Summer 2019 is coming to our area. EXPECT Summer is a FREE summer holiday activity programme for children and young people in Doncaster aged 5-18 which is made possible thanks to funding from the Doncaster Opportunity Area.


For more information please follow the link below:



Doncaster Half Marathon on June the 9th


Curly's Athletics are very excited to be bringing this event to Doncaster and the Rossington Community. They’ve been meeting with local community groups, in local schools with Donny Dog and Parky the Lion from Club Doncaster Foundation to help ‘Get Doncaster Moving’ and inspire physical activity across the area. 

Runners will be in Rossington from 09:30-11:30 on the day.

Lot’s of people will be running for great local causes, there are people running for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, The Rossington Methodist Church and Potteric Carr Reserve through the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, The Rainbow trust and many more. 

Attached is a document showing the route and some ideas if you wanted to get involved.

As part of the event some road closures will be in place from the early hours, this includes the following

  • White Rose Way outbound to M18 junction 3
  • Great Yorkshire Way (exit from iport to junction 3 still available)
  • Stadium Way in front of the Stadium
  • Lakeside blvd and & Carolina Way
  • Road closures throughout Rossington with a one way access / exit working East to West.

Road closure details can be found here:

And please go check out the website for more information:


To celebrate this event, we will be holding a stall to sell drinks, snacks and small items to help cheer the runners on. We would love it if as many members of our school community as possible could come along and join us.

We will be gathering on the grass area between West End Lane and Bevan Avenue from 9.15am. The runners are expected to be passing through Rossington between 9.30am and 11.30am.

On Friday 7th June, the children will be making posters, banners and baking cakes and biscuits to sell on the stall. All proceeds raised will go towards the Friends of St Joseph’s. If you would like to donate any cakes or biscuits to be sold at the stall, these will be very much appreciated! Please also let the office know if you are available to help out on the stall.



Morrison Utility Services working on behalf of Yorkshire Water

Morrison Utility Services are due to perform essential repairs on behalf of Yorkshire Water to maintain the supply of safe clean water to customers across the whole of Yorkshire.

West End Lane will be closed one way between Great Yorkshire Way and the Lidl roundabout for traffic travelling towards Rossington from the M18: 

29.04.2019 - 17.05.2019

Should you have any enquiries regarding the works please do not hesitate to contact a member of the operational staff on 0345 1242424.

Did you know…

Expect Youth offer free activities for children and families across Doncaster 

Please click the link above to find out more.



Doncaster Early Help Update

To access resources and support please follow the link below:


Doncaster Children's Services Trust Parenting Courses


St Joseph’s School and the Rossington Collaborative can support parents and carers with parenting.

Please see the below booklet with some of the online courses available.

Please speak to Mrs Kelly or Mrs Townsend for further information.


Solihull Antenatal Parenting Classes 2019 South @Family Hubs

From 16th January 2019 to 11th July 2019

Rossington             Wednesday 16th January to 13th February

Family Hub                        10.00 - 12.00                                     Facilitators Liz Lee, Jenny Marsh

Rossington             Wednesday 24th April to 22nd May

Family Hub                        10.00 - 12.00                                    Facilitators Liz Lee, Jenny Marsh

Rossington             Thursday 31st January to 11th April          

Family Hub                         6.00pm - 8.00pm                             Facilitators Sharon Hatton, Julie McGee, Alison Tomes 

If you need to speak to a  Early Help Coordinator  please contact the team on :

01302 736250

alternatively you can email the team on:


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The new 'CoderDojo' club is for young people in the Doncaster community, as part of the CoderDojo Foundation.


CoderDojo is a global, volunteer-led movement of free computer coding clubs for young people aged 7 to 17.  At a Dojo, young people can explore technology and learn how to code in a fun and informal environment.


Young people at a Dojo usually begin by making simple animations & games with Scratch, before progressing to Python, HTML & CSS and Javascript to build their own website, apps & games. 


There is also plenty of room for creativity and young people get the opportunity to create new and exciting projects using BBC Micro:bits and Raspberry Pi’s.

We host free sessions one Saturday morning a month at the Central Library in Doncaster town centre where young people and a parent/guardian can attend.


For more information you can visit here:


Sleep Success Clinic at Rossington Family Hub