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County’s apprentices take centre-stage at graduation ceremony

gourp cheer

Over 120 apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent took centre stage at this year’s Apprenticeship graduation ceremony. The apprentices and their families were joined by local employers and training providers at the County Showground in Stafford on Wednesday (13 July) to celebrate their achievements. Now in its second year, the graduation ceremony acknowledges the achievements of higher and advanced apprentices ...

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Children measure up in seatbelt safety campaign

child with height chart

Parents are being reminded of the importance of keeping young children safe when travelling in cars. As part of a new campaign, seatbelt safety height charts are being sent out to primary schools across Staffordshire to help parents understand seatbelt safety laws and the importance of using the right equipment. Schools are being asked to put the charts up in ...

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Staffordshire pupils rise to the challenge of tougher tests

Primary school children

New Key Stage 2 results have revealed 11 year olds in Staffordshire are rising to the challenge of tougher tests. Provisional results show pupils in the county are achieving the same as their peers on a national level, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised tests, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in ...

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Flash Ley School remedial works update

School boy

Remedial work at Flash Ley School in Stafford is working but taking longer than expected, says Staffordshire County Council, meaning pupils and staff will be unable to return for the start of the new school year. Alternative teaching arrangements at the Chetwynd Centre, Tillington Manor and Stafford Manor will continue from September, education heads have told parents this week, as ...

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Villages lead technology charge across Staffordshire

Broadband

More than twice as many households and businesses are reaping the benefits of the Superfast Staffordshire fibre broadband roll-out as this time last year, lead partners Staffordshire County Council and BT announced today. As the project roll-out continues at pace, the percentage of customers opting for an upgrade has doubled from 12 per cent to more than 24 per cent ...

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Still time for county teens to vote for their top reads

Author Tom Becker

Staffordshire’s Library Chief is urging the county’s teenage book lovers not to miss out on voting for their favourite read. The Young Teen Fiction Awards is an annual book award, designed to encourage the county’s young people to enjoy reading books and share their enthusiasm with others. Now in its twelfth year, the countywide initiative invites youngsters aged between 11 ...

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Aspiring young writers invited to apply for top poetry competition

Matilda Houston-Brown

Budding writers in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being reminded that there’s still time to put pen to paper to enter a county-wide poetry competition. For the fourth year running, the county council and the city council have joined forces to recruit a new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, who will hold the post for a year. The competition ...

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County’s apprentices to be recognised at graduation ceremony

apprenticeship graduates

With less than a month to go to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony, apprentices and employers are being urged to book their place. The event is on Wednesday 13 July at the County Showground in Stafford and Apprentices completing their training will have the chance to celebrate with their employers, training providers, family and friends. Now in its second ...

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Nine out of 10 parents offered first choice primary school

Nine out of 10 parents in Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school, despite rises in pupil numbers putting pressure on school places. 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 9,278 places have ...

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