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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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Children invited to join Animal Agents for Summer Reading Challenge

Children from across Staffordshire are invited to join Animal Agents as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the 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 by all kinds of ...

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Staffordshire Apprentices to be recognized at Graduation ceremony

apprenticeship graduates

More than 120 successful apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be celebrating their achievements at a special graduation event on July 19. Apprentices will receive a certificate and celebrate with their families, friends and employers over afternoon tea at the Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony at Stafford’s County Showground on Wednesday July 19 at 2pm. This is the third year that ...

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Staffordshire pupils exceed the national trend for Key Stage 2

Education

Eleven-year-olds in Staffordshire are exceeding the national trend when it comes to their attainment at Key Stage 2. Results show pupils in the county are attaining above the national average in all areas, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised exams implemented from 2016, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in reading, writing ...

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