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GCSES: Students must have the right skills to get the benefit of a fast-growing economy

Secondary school children

Students receiving their GCSE results have a wide range of opportunities and options to get into work or to take their education and training further, according to the county’s education lead. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Ben Adams said there are lots of opportunities on offer for Staffordshire pupils, and giving them and their parents as ...

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Slaughterhouse operative jailed for food safety and animal cruelty offences

Breaking News

A slaughterhouse operative has been jailed for ten months and banned from keeping farm animals for 15 years after pleading guilty to a string of food safety, animal cruelty and animal movement offences. Anthony Bagshaw of Back Lane, Butterton, near Leek, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court today after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to a total of 24 ...

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A – Levels: choosing the right Post-16 education is key to success

School exam - older children

Choosing the right Post-16 education is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education chief has said today. As young people up and down the country receive their A-Level results, County Councillor Ben Adams has stressed the importance of young people being given the tools to make informed choices about their future. Congratulating every young person who has received their ...

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Sexual health clinic to open its doors in Stafford

Sexual Health Clinic

  A new dedicated sexual health clinic will be opening its doors in Stafford from Monday September 5, following relocation from the town’s County Hospital. The new dedicated service, to be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, will open on September 5 at its new home in the Civic ...

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Staffordshire Leads Rio Charge as Joe Clarke Takes Gold

Joe Clarke

Staffordshire is leading the GB Team charge for gold in Rio after Stone Slalom canoeist Joe Clarke clinched the second Olympic victory for the county and the country. Joe’s victory follows Uttoxeter’s Adam Peaty’s world record breaking gold in the pool and means Staffordshire athletes have now won two out of Team GB’s three gold medals. Staffordshire County Council Leader ...

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Uttoxeter’s Adam Peaty strikes gold in Rio

Adam Peaty

Swimming superstar Adam Peaty was cheered on to gold and a place in sporting history by his home county of Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council Leader Philip Atkins led the tributes to Adam saying he has made his community, his county and his country immensely proud in striking gold and smashing his own 100m breaststroke world record in Rio. Philip said: ...

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Completion of road scheme paves the way for major business development

Meaford

Construction of a 2,200 job business development on one of Staffordshire’s largest brownfield sites will soon get under way following completion of a supporting road and infrastructure project. Organisations involved in the combined road and site development at Meaford near Stone marked the milestone with business and civic leaders today. Completion of the 12-month reconstruction of part of the A34 ...

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Guidance issued to parents on holidays in term time

Chalkboard

Staffordshire County Council has issued new guidance to schools and families on term time holidays, in light of a recent court ruling. As result of the judgement, the county council has put a temporary hold on fining parents who take their children out of school for 10 days or less. This is so a full-scale review of guidance can take ...

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Staffordshire pupils rise to the challenge of tougher tests

Primary school children

New Key Stage 2 results have revealed 11 year olds in Staffordshire are rising to the challenge of tougher tests. Provisional results show pupils in the county are achieving the same as their peers on a national level, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised tests, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in ...

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Flash Ley School remedial works update

School boy

Remedial work at Flash Ley School in Stafford is working but taking longer than expected, says Staffordshire County Council, meaning pupils and staff will be unable to return for the start of the new school year. Alternative teaching arrangements at the Chetwynd Centre, Tillington Manor and Stafford Manor will continue from September, education heads have told parents this week, as ...

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