Learning options and careers

When it comes to learning and careers, there are all kinds of directions to go in and different routes children and young people can follow to fulfil their ambitions.

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What every parent needs to know about new school performance measures

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In 2016, Government introduced a new 'secondary school accountability system'. In practice, this means that how well a school supports its pupils and your child's achievements are being measured and reported in a new way.Here's what you need to know about Attainment 8 and Progress 8.
Date:
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Life after exams: What apprentices want you to know about them

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Apprenticeships can give your son or daughter the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification while gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.We spoke to Catherine Cooke, who grew up in Staffordshire and is a First Year Modern Apprentice with BT, about her experiences as an apprentice so far and what she thinks parents should know about the opportunities an apprenticeship can bring.
Date:
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Are you activities wise? It's okay to C.H.E.C.K.

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There are loads of activities for children and young people taking place across Staffordshire this summer. These activities can help children and young people to develop hobbies and interests, learn new skills, make new friends and gain confidence. As parents, it's ok to check that your children will be safe and well-looked after when they take part. We tell you how.
Date:
Wednesday 26th July 2017

The 10 Minute Shake Up is back!

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This year, most children across Staffordshire will have received a 10 Minute Shake Ups suitcase worksheet to use in school, plus a passport and stickers to help them embark on a Shake Up adventure with Disney over the summer. Find out more about 10 Minute Shake Ups and how you can use them to get your family more active.
Date:
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Apprenticeships or university, which is best?

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Going to university and studying for a degree has traditionally considered been considered the best route to a good job – but these days things are less clear. Apprenticeships offer an alternative route in certain circumstances.
Date:
Tuesday 21st March 2017
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