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New play room pleases families

Families have begun using the new Multi-Sensory Experience room in the heart of Stafford. The dedicated room, on the ground floor of the county council’s headquarters in Tipping Street, has been fitted out with specialist equipment. It opened this month in the Staffordshire Place 1 building after moving from its previous home at the rear of the Shire Hall complex. ...

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Over 8,000 children sign up for libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading challenge 2017

Over 8,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first two weeks. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the reading campaign and are asking the county’s 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed ...

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Eight Million Hours of Childcare on Offer to Staffordshire Families

Around eight million hours of funded childcare for three and four-year-olds are set to be available for working parents in Staffordshire. The Government says the launch of the 30 hours’ free childcare on September 1 will help thousands of eligible parents across the county. The offer of increased hours from 15 to 30 hours was trialled in Staffordshire last year ...

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Teens urged to take on reading mission

Staffordshire’s teenagers are invited to take on the Young Teen Fiction mission to win a prize over the summer holidays. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to borrow and read 6 fiction books from Staffordshire Libraries before 11 September. The Staffordshire County Council campaign hopes to encourage the county’s 11 to 14 year-olds to continue to read ...

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Celebrations as apprentices graduate

More than 120 successful apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent celebrated with their friends, family and employers at a graduation event on July 19. This is the third year that the county has staged an apprentice graduation ceremony at Stafford’s County Showground. The two previous events were attended by a total of 280 apprentices, who had achieved qualifications ranging from ...

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Children invited to join Animal Agents for Summer Reading Challenge

Children from across Staffordshire are invited to join Animal Agents as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the campaign and are asking the county’s 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds of ...

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Staffordshire Apprentices to be recognized at Graduation ceremony

apprenticeship graduates

More than 120 successful apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be celebrating their achievements at a special graduation event on July 19. Apprentices will receive a certificate and celebrate with their families, friends and employers over afternoon tea at the Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony at Stafford’s County Showground on Wednesday July 19 at 2pm. This is the third year that ...

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Staffordshire pupils exceed the national trend for Key Stage 2

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Eleven-year-olds in Staffordshire are exceeding the national trend when it comes to their attainment at Key Stage 2. Results show pupils in the county are attaining above the national average in all areas, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised exams implemented from 2016, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in reading, writing ...

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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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