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New £30million high school reaches major milestone

John Taylor Free School

Staffordshire County Council’s first new high school for over 25 years has reached a major construction milestone. The roof of the 1550 place secondary school has been put into place, making the building water-tight for the first time. Officers from Staffordshire County Council, Seddon Construction, Entrust, sponsors John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency ...

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Staffordshire childcare success seen at first hand

Staffordshire’s work in helping parents get 30 hours a week supported childcare has been seen at first hand by the Government’s top official. Michelle Dyson, Director of Early Years and Childcare at the Department for Education, met county councillors and officers, before talking to business representatives and visiting nurseries in Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council was one of eight authorities which ...

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County’s work to integrate Forces children praised by Royal British Legion

Staffordshire County Council’s work to help children of Armed Service families settle into education in Staffordshire has been praised by a leading Forces charity. The Royal British Legion has commended the county council on its work to create school places for British Service children, who moved into the county from Germany in 2015 as part of the Ministry of Defence’s ...

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Libraries celebrate as over 11,000 children take the Summer Reading Challenge

Over 11,000 children from across the county have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Now, Staffordshire’s library service who are behind the scheme are calling on children to make sure they finish the challenge and claim their prizes. As part of the scheme, The county’s 4-11 year-olds were challenged to borrow and read any six library books during ...

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Don’t hesitate and miss out on childcare

Parents are being urged to ignore negative publicity and make sure they apply before time runs out for the 30 hours a week funded childcare for their children. Applications for childcare funding for three and four-year-old children must be made by the end of August via the government’s website http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Some media reports have said that some parents are having ...

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Parents risk missing out on 30 hours funded childcare

Thousands of Staffordshire parents entitled to 30 hours a week funded childcare for their three and four-year-olds have only days left to register for it. Applications via the government’s website must be made by the end of August, or parents will have to wait until January to claim their hours. To be eligible both parents, or the parent in a ...

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A – Levels: choosing the right Post-18 education is key to future success

A levels

Choosing the right options after A-Levels is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education lead has said. As young people across the county pick up their A-Level results today (Aug 17), County Councillor Philip White has said that with the amount of different options available to students, getting the right advice is important. Philip said: “For many young people, ...

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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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