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Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

School exam - older children

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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Staffordshire’s WWI legacy explored at Great War conference

Old photograph of Cannock Chase field bakery

People interested in Staffordshire’s Great War legacy are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference, entitled ‘Reflections’ will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including the role of women, community remembrance, The Public Commemoration of the Great War Centenary, and the latest research on Cannock Chase. The day will bring together ...

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Children in care to be supported by new mental health assessments

Mental health

Children entering care in Staffordshire could be supported by new mental health and wellbeing assessments, after the county council successfully bid to be part of an important pilot project. Staffordshire is one of nine areas that will pilot the new assessments, which aim to ensure children going in to care have access to the right support that responds to their ...

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New App giving foster carers more say will help children do better at school

Foster carer Libby

A new App giving foster carers in Staffordshire more say and the chance to monitor and update children’s school records is set to have a positive impact on their schooling. Many local authorities already use the online electronic ePEP system which is used to monitor and review children’s performances at school. However, Staffordshire County Council are the first authority to ...

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Chase Through Time exhibition now at Eccleshall Library

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up exhibition touring the county’s libraries. Using the latest LIDAR and Aerial photography technology, the Chase through Time project has helped unravel over 2000 years of human activity across Cannock Chase. Amongst the discoveries are over 430 new archaeological sites, many of which ...

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Pledge for better working to support special needs children

Mark Sutton

Staffordshire County Council will bring partners and families together to improve services for children with special needs following a review. A joint report by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission into the delivery of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) in the county that is commissioned and delivered by the county council and schools with support of the Staffordshire NHS ...

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Tamworth secondary school to be expanded

School exam - older children

A Tamworth Secondary school will be expanded to accommodate more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has made the decision to expand The Rawlett School, an AET Academy, and increase the school’s capacity from 960 to 1260 places. This means the school will expand by 60 places per year group. Last year, the school undertook a five-week consultation with local people on ...

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Get connected to fibre broadband in 2019

More Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to recent fibre broadband connection in 2019 and improve access to a broad range of services and opportunities. Faster broadband connection for things like on-demand video, online gaming and smart home apps is more important than ever. In the new year people may also be thinking of upgrading to faster broadband. ...

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Unique collection of photos paints picture of Staffordshire’s role in WWI

Gill & Chris

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the First World War can now view a unique collection of photos and images brought together online for the first time. The Jake Whitehouse Collection at http://www.jakewhitehouse.org.uk features over 1,600 postcards, photographs and objects relating to the county’s role in the war. The training camps on Cannock Chase and the stories of the thousands of ...

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