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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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University partnerships set to boost Staffordshire’s economic growth

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Focussed partnerships between universities and the county council will further strengthen Staffordshire’s economy, its economic growth and skills leaders have said. The county council has formed a close working relationship with Keele University, Staffordshire University and Wolverhampton University as it aims to maximise the potential of each organisation to improve productivity among local businesses and local skills. In a select ...

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Budget support for Staffordshire welcomed

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: We will have to look at the detail of the Chancellor’s announcements, but there appears to be support in the budget for small businesses in Staffordshire, money for skills training and help for  those in need, we well as extended childcare to help parents. Social care is the biggest pressure facing local ...

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‘T-levels’ skills boost for Staffordshire

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Staffordshire students stand to benefit from millions of pounds invested in skills training for teenagers. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said that Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement of an additional £500 million for ‘T-levels’ in the next few years will boost existing plans to train thousands of youngsters in skills needed for the county’s hi-tech ...

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