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Provisional GCSE results show Staffordshire ahead nationally

Staffordshire pupils are achieving good GCSE results, setting them on the path to a successful career. Provisional results released today show 54.3 per cent of students achieved 5 A* – C GCSES including English and Mathematics, above the national average of 52.8 per cent. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: “These achievements show pupils ...

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Work progressing well at Flash Ley school site

Flash Ley

Sports pitches at Flash Ley School in Stafford are back in use as repair works continue on the school building. Contractors are carrying out repairs to the floors in most areas of the school, with redecoration set to take place as soon as this is completed. Outside, a shelter area has been made available that gives pupils waiting for transport ...

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Campaign reminds drivers that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

20 is plenty sign

Drivers across Staffordshire are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a high profile road safety campaign to keep pupils safe. The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools. Each term around 16 Staffordshire schools take part in the scheme, which ...

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Update: GCSE results buck national trend

Breaking News

Staffordshire County Council is still awaiting confirmation from a number of schools across the county which will affect overall GCSE results. However, early indications for the figures collated from 40 schools show that 59.5 per cent of students achieved 5 A* – C including English and Mathematics. This is compared to 56.1 per cent last year.  Total GCSE passes at A* – ...

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GCSES: Students must have the right skills to get the benefit of a fast-growing economy

Secondary school children

Students receiving their GCSE results have a wide range of opportunities and options to get into work or to take their education and training further, according to the county’s education lead. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Ben Adams said there are lots of opportunities on offer for Staffordshire pupils, and giving them and their parents as ...

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A – Levels: choosing the right Post-16 education is key to success

School exam - older children

Choosing the right Post-16 education is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education chief has said today. As young people up and down the country receive their A-Level results, County Councillor Ben Adams has stressed the importance of young people being given the tools to make informed choices about their future. Congratulating every young person who has received their ...

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Guidance issued to parents on holidays in term time

Chalkboard

Staffordshire County Council has issued new guidance to schools and families on term time holidays, in light of a recent court ruling. As result of the judgement, the county council has put a temporary hold on fining parents who take their children out of school for 10 days or less. This is so a full-scale review of guidance can take ...

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Libraries all set for ‘Big Friendly’ challenge

Summer Reading Challenge volunteer

Staffordshire County Council’s Libraries & Arts service is setting a ‘Big Friendly’ challenge for younger readers The Big Friendly Read is this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and young people are invited to join their local libraries in celebrating 100 years of the world’s favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl. The annual Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read at least six books ...

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Children measure up in seatbelt safety campaign

child with height chart

Parents are being reminded of the importance of keeping young children safe when travelling in cars. As part of a new campaign, seatbelt safety height charts are being sent out to primary schools across Staffordshire to help parents understand seatbelt safety laws and the importance of using the right equipment. Schools are being asked to put the charts up in ...

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Staffordshire pupils rise to the challenge of tougher tests

Primary school children

New Key Stage 2 results have revealed 11 year olds in Staffordshire are rising to the challenge of tougher tests. Provisional results show pupils in the county are achieving the same as their peers on a national level, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised tests, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in ...

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