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King Edward VI High School pupils crowned West Midlands Best Company at Young Enterprise Regional Final

Students from King Edward VI High School in Stafford have been crowned Best Overall Company at West Midlands Young Enterprise Regional Final. The final, held at the University of Wolverhampton on 15th June, celebrated students who have set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the HSBC supported Young Enterprise Company Programme. Six teams from ...

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Pupils take their marks for Walk to School Week

Councillor Mark Deaville

Thousands of school children from across Staffordshire are taking to the footpaths to join Walk to School Week which starts today (Monday, 15 May). The national campaign by charity Living Streets hopes to highlight the health benefits of walking to school and promote healthy lifestyles. Staffordshire County Council’s Travel to School team is now encouraging parents and their children to ...

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Pupils battle it out in Young Enterprise semi finals

Team Connexsus Young Enterprise

Over 100 pupils from mid & north Staffordshire battled it out in the county semi-finals of this year’s Young Enterprise. The programme, being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company and products. Winners from the north heat were Enviro Pallets from Madeley High School with their novel approach ...

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Nine out of 10 parents offered first choice primary school

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Nine out of 10 parents in Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school. Figures revealed today show the majority of parents have been allocated their first choice school, with 98 per cent in total allocated one of their top three preferred schools. A total of 9303 places have been allocated, with 8630 of those receiving their first choice ...

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Shake Up in Apprenticeships Set to See More People Hired

Thousands of people look set to get a head start in Staffordshire as a new national Apprenticeship Levy is rolled out from tomorrow. The new scheme aims to pave the way for new starters and people already in work to learn new skills in a mixture of study and practical experience. From April 6th big employers, including Staffordshire County Council, ...

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National support for innovative library scheme helping children

Gill Heath Stafford Library

Young children are to get a helping hand at their local library with national recognition for a pioneering project. The Arts Council England has awarded Staffordshire County Council’s library service £52,300 to deliver the scheme at Burton library. Ready Steady Library will encourage literacy and a love of reading among under-fives, as part of the county council’s work to increase ...

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Building work gathers pace at new county high school and roads to access business and homes development

Branston School construction

Work is continuing on Staffordshire’s first brand new secondary school for 25 years as new road construction for a major business and housing development nearby gathers pace. Construction began on the 1440 place secondary school on Branston Road near Burton late last year and is progressing well. Nearby new roads to access the Branston Locks developments are being built, along ...

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Ofsted praise for adult skills training

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Thousands of Staffordshire adults are getting first class help to train and learn new skills. Ofsted inspectors have rated Staffordshire County Council’s Skills and Employability Service ‘Good’ for the second time in a row. Ben Adams, the county council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: We help 10,000 people a year take more than 1,400 courses at around 200 different ...

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Staffordshire apprentices recognized for National Apprenticeship Week

Twelve apprentices from across the county have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to business at this year’s Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Recognition Awards. The awards, held as part of National Apprenticeship Week from 6 to 10 March gave apprentices, employers and learning providers a unique chance to celebrate their successes. Apprentices working in engineering, finance, hairdressing, business, technical crafts ...

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