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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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‘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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Staffordshire Apprentices to visit House of Commons as part of National Apprenticeship Week

Jenny Conlon

Three Staffordshire young apprentice ambassadors are off to the House of Commons next week as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The young people working at Staffordshire Engineering firm KMF and Painsley Catholic College have been invited by MP Robert Halfron, Minister for Apprenticeships to share their experiences in promoting apprenticeships as a great career option. The visit coincides with National ...

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Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

Nine out of 10 parents will learn today that they have been allocated their first choice secondary school in Staffordshire. Of the 7494 applications made for transfer at age 11, just over 92.5 per cent of parents have been allocated their first preference school, with nearly 97 per cent allocated one of their top three preferred schools.  This is despite ...

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Young Enterprise students take their wares to market

Young Enterprise Team Madeley

Thousands of Staffordshire’s young entrepreneurs have created their own Young Enterprise company and will be selling their products at local markets. The Young Enterprise programme, being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company. Now young people will be hoping to bag a profit as they try and shift ...

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New “Changing Places” toilet set to open in Tamworth

Ben Adams

A new fully accessible toilet and changing room is to open in Tamworth as part of a national campaign with funding from Staffordshire County Council. ‘Changing Places’ toilets are for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other physical disabilities and allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. The new facility will be in ...

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Pupils continue to perform well at GCSE

Staffordshire pupils continue to perform above the national average in GCSEs, it has been revealed today. But, more work is needed to build on improved A-Level results and bring them in line with national statistics. Staffordshire results in the 5+ A* – C including English and Maths are at 54.7%, still above the national average at 53.5%. However, these figures ...

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Pupils and staff to return to Flash Ley in the New Year

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Flash Ley school has reopened to pupils and staff. Pupils were welcomed through the doors by staff, before entering their classrooms and settling into the school day. The school also held a special celebration assembly with pupils, staff and parents, plus officers from Staffordshire County Council and other organisations who have helped get the school building back into operation. County ...

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