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Cabinet to consider future of The Henry Prince First School

An East Staffordshire primary school could close by the end of August, after a fall in pupil numbers meant it had to consult on closure for a second time. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after governors consulted with parents, staff, pupils and the wider ...

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Statement on Four Seasons Health Care Group

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Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said: “Our priority is to ensure those in need of care continue to receive this and we have been working closely with both the Care Quality Commission and the Four Seasons Health Care group to ensure this is the case. “The company has confirmed that ...

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Ninety-nine percent of parents offered top choice primary school

Ninety-nine percent of parents in Staffordshire will find out today (April 16) that they have been allocated one of their top three choices of primary school. And 94% of parents who applied for a primary school place will discover they have been offered their first-choice school, as a result of millions of pounds of investment into schools in the county. ...

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Protecting children’s rights in the workplace

Staffordshire County Council is reminding businesses that employ children between 13 and 16 years old that they need permits to comply with employment laws. The reminder, which comes ahead of Child Employment Awareness Month during April, is to ensure the welfare of children is protected if they are taking part in part-time work opportunities, and that their needs are being ...

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Stafford Castle becomes part of IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course

IRONMAN

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire is back for 2019, with a whole new run course to challenge competitors. Now in its fifth year, the new IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course will consist of two loops of Stafford, and sees runners take in the picturesque Stafford Castle on their route. The full event consists of a 1.2-mile swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed ...

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Hospital problem parking tackled

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New parking restrictions are being introduced next week to ease parking problems near a hospital. ‘No waiting at any time’ restrictions will be imposed on both sides of the A34 in Newcastle adjacent to the entrance to the University Hospital of North Midlands following complaints that all day parking was impeding traffic. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for ...

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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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Latest Staffordshire developments pave way for more jobs as near full employment continues

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More major business developments set to get under way in Staffordshire will deliver more jobs as near full employment continues in the county. Latest statistics issued today show that just 1.4 per cent of Staffordshire residents claim out of work benefits – lower than both regional (3.0 per cent) and national (2.4 per cent) averages. County economic growth leader Mark ...

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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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Chance for people to shape disability services in Staffordshire

Adults with a learning disability or autism and their families will get the chance to help reshape day opportunities. Staffordshire County Council is asking people, including families, carers and providers for their views on what currently works and how services could run in the future. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has previously been speaking to people who ...

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