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Apprentices take to the stage for graduation

Apprenticeships

Higher level apprentices Naomi Yates and Richard Cumberlidge are just two of over 150 apprentices who took to the stage at this year’s apprenticeship graduation ceremony. The apprentices, from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, representing over 15 sectors from Accounting to Mechanical Engineering were joined by their families and employers. Now in their fifth year, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Graduation ...

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Improvement ideas backed by national bodies

A development plan to improve services for children with special needs has been approved by Ofsted and the CQC. Now Staffordshire County Council will work with head teachers, the health service and parents in each of the county’s eight boroughs and districts to deliver the improvements. Mark Sutton, the county council’s cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: The ...

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Falling numbers and finances cause school to close

Latest News

An East Staffordshire primary school will close by the end of August, after a fall in pupil numbers meant it had to consult on closure for a second time. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet considered the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after recent consultation with parents, staff, pupils and the wider community ...

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Cabinet to consider future of The Henry Prince First School

An East Staffordshire primary school could close by the end of August, after a fall in pupil numbers meant it had to consult on closure for a second time. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after governors consulted with parents, staff, pupils and the wider ...

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Ninety-nine percent of parents offered top choice primary school

Ninety-nine percent of parents in Staffordshire will find out today (April 16) that they have been allocated one of their top three choices of primary school. And 94% of parents who applied for a primary school place will discover they have been offered their first-choice school, as a result of millions of pounds of investment into schools in the county. ...

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Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

School exam - older children

More than nine out of 10 parents will learn today that they have been allocated their first choice secondary school in Staffordshire. Of the 7917 applications made for transfer at age 11, nearly 92 per cent of parents have been allocated their first preference school, with 95 per cent allocated one of their top three preferred schools. This is despite ...

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Enjoy nostalgic childhood fun in new touring exhibition

Gill Heath at the exhibition

Families in Leek are getting the chance to enjoy old fashioned toys and games in a new interactive exhibition. Hopscotch, spinning tops, hobby horses and dressing up are just some of the fun activities on offer in the new ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ exhibition. Now at the Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery in Leek until Saturday 27 April, ...

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Staffordshire’s WWI legacy explored at Great War conference

Old photograph of Cannock Chase field bakery

People interested in Staffordshire’s Great War legacy are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference, entitled ‘Reflections’ will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including the role of women, community remembrance, The Public Commemoration of the Great War Centenary, and the latest research on Cannock Chase. The day will bring together ...

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Children in care to be supported by new mental health assessments

Mental health

Children entering care in Staffordshire could be supported by new mental health and wellbeing assessments, after the county council successfully bid to be part of an important pilot project. Staffordshire is one of nine areas that will pilot the new assessments, which aim to ensure children going in to care have access to the right support that responds to their ...

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New App giving foster carers more say will help children do better at school

Foster carer Libby

A new App giving foster carers in Staffordshire more say and the chance to monitor and update children’s school records is set to have a positive impact on their schooling. Many local authorities already use the online electronic ePEP system which is used to monitor and review children’s performances at school. However, Staffordshire County Council are the first authority to ...

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