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Major gritting operation continues in Staffordshire as hundreds of schools close

Snow car

Gritters have been working non-stop for the third night running as hundreds of schools across the county shut due to snow and ice. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads again, having worked round the clock since Friday. Weather forecasts had suggested the snow clouds would clear during Sunday night and the early hours ...

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Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire celebrates passing key Government milestone

Openreach engineer

Ninety-five per cent of Staffordshire households and businesses can now get superfast fibre broadband. The major milestone was confirmed today by Staffordshire County Council and BT Group, which spearhead the Superfast Staffordshire partnership. Superfast Staffordshire is part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which aims to make superfast broadband available to 95 per cent of the country by ...

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Service will meet the needs of modern-day families

A new service tailored to meet the needs for modern-day families in Staffordshire has taken an important step forward. Staffordshire’s new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing programme, for those aged 0-19, will see the current school nursing and children’s centre services brought together with health visiting. The service will offer the right balance of self-support, support from professionals ...

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New £30million high school reaches major milestone

John Taylor Free School

Staffordshire County Council’s first new high school for over 25 years has reached a major construction milestone. The roof of the 1550 place secondary school has been put into place, making the building water-tight for the first time. Officers from Staffordshire County Council, Seddon Construction, Entrust, sponsors John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency ...

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County’s work to integrate Forces children praised by Royal British Legion

Staffordshire County Council’s work to help children of Armed Service families settle into education in Staffordshire has been praised by a leading Forces charity. The Royal British Legion has commended the county council on its work to create school places for British Service children, who moved into the county from Germany in 2015 as part of the Ministry of Defence’s ...

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Don’t hesitate and miss out on childcare

Parents are being urged to ignore negative publicity and make sure they apply before time runs out for the 30 hours a week funded childcare for their children. Applications for childcare funding for three and four-year-old children must be made by the end of August via the government’s website http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Some media reports have said that some parents are having ...

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A – Levels: choosing the right Post-18 education is key to future success

A levels

Choosing the right options after A-Levels is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education lead has said. As young people across the county pick up their A-Level results today (Aug 17), County Councillor Philip White has said that with the amount of different options available to students, getting the right advice is important. Philip said: “For many young people, ...

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Over 8,000 children sign up for libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading challenge 2017

Over 8,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first two weeks. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the reading campaign and are asking the county’s 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed ...

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Teens urged to take on reading mission

Staffordshire’s teenagers are invited to take on the Young Teen Fiction mission to win a prize over the summer holidays. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to borrow and read 6 fiction books from Staffordshire Libraries before 11 September. The Staffordshire County Council campaign hopes to encourage the county’s 11 to 14 year-olds to continue to read ...

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Celebrations as apprentices graduate

More than 120 successful apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent celebrated with their friends, family and employers at a graduation event on July 19. This is the third year that the county has staged an apprentice graduation ceremony at Stafford’s County Showground. The two previous events were attended by a total of 280 apprentices, who had achieved qualifications ranging from ...

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