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More opportunities than ever for GCSE Pupils

Students in Staffordshire who are nervously awaiting their GCSE results are being told there are now more opportunities than ever to achieve a fulfilling career. Staffordshire County Councillor Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability has said there are now lots of different options available to students post-GCSE, including A-Levels and apprenticeships. Philip said: “For many young people, today ...

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Staffordshire care leavers get helping hand to university and college

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As young people in the county are celebrating their A-Level results, 12 teenagers leaving care in Staffordshire will get an extra boost on their way to university and college. Europe’s largest independent IT group SCC, who is contracted by Staffordshire County Council, has generously donated 12 laptops which will be given to young people leaving care who have worked hard ...

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Millions of pounds invested in new Staffordshire schools

An anticipated £300 million will be spent on building new schools and creating extra places. The money will be invested to ensure there is enough capacity to meet the expected growth in demand as the county’s population grows. A new report for Staffordshire County Council says £60 million, plus land costs, has been invested in the last five years building ...

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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

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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

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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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