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The Liberal Democrats have announced a ‘Five Point Plan’ for teachers and parents The front page of the Lib Dem manifesto states our commitment on education, to protect education funding from nursery to 19. The Liberal Democrats are the only party to guarantee the protection of per pupil funding in real terms over the next five […]

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Cheadle Primary to get big buildings investment

by Iain Roberts on 9 February, 2015

Along with Mark Hunter MP and Cllr Keith Holloway, I had a great start to my Monday being shown around Cheadle Primary School by some of the pupils (and what a busy lot they all are – archery, table-tennis, swimming, steel band, cake decorating – I’m surprised they have any time left to sleep). The occasion […]

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Stockport school holiday dates – have your say

by Iain Roberts on 13 January, 2015

The annual consultation into Stockport’s school holiday dates is open until 8th February for everyone to have our say. In addition, changes to admissions and catchment areas for St Thomas’, Norris Bank and Tithe Barn primary schools in the Heatons are being consulted on. You can find out more and have your say here.

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Could your children qualify for free school travel

by Iain Roberts on 21 August, 2014

Stockport Council administers the free school travel scheme for our area and they are concerned that, despite promoting it, take up has so far been low. The council has asked councillors to help spread the word to get more parents to apply for free school travel. Check here to see if your children might be […]

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All welcome to Kingsway School open day, 8th July

by Iain Roberts on 11 June, 2014

You are invited to The Kingsway School Community Open Day on Tuesday 8th July from 5.pm to 7.30pm in celebration of the anniversary of the two campuses. You will have the opportunity to walk around both campuses, which have recently undergone some refurbishment including the re-opening of the Broadway entrance. The school will also be […]

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Stockport yet again leading the way in the UK – the first independent Apprenticeship Store has opened at Stockport Exchange (formerly called Grand Central) – and it’s well worth a visit for anyone interested in taking up an apprenticeship, or just getting some career advice and help. The store allows people to register on the […]

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Stockport a national leader in heritage education

by Iain Roberts on 24 January, 2014

One of the areas I cover in my Executive role on the Council is culture and heritage, so I was very pleased to go to Staircase House where the staff received a Sandford Award for Excellence from the Heritage Educational Trust. Gareth Fitzpatrick MBE, presenting the award, singled out Stockport as the leading borough in […]

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See it Say it Do it is a creative and cultural partnership between three councils: Stockport, Manchester and Trafford. In Stockport we’ve worked with residents from four of our poorer communities to create and deliver an arts programme, involving thousands of volunteer hours, giving people the opportunity not only for new experiences, friendships and partnerships […]

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Event to help plan for your children’s future

by Iain Roberts on 11 October, 2013

Parents, carers and guardians are encouraged to attend an event about the options available for young people when they leave school or college. The Stockport Council event takes place at Stockport Town Hall on Tuesday 15th October from 4.30pm – 9.00pm for parents of young people in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. Young people […]

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Free school lunches for all infants

by Iain Roberts on 20 September, 2013

As Nick Clegg announced at the Lib Dem conference last week, every child in a state school in Reception, year 1 or year 2 will receive free school lunches from September 2014, saving the average family £437 per child. Pilots around the country have found that giving all children free school meals boosts academic performance, […]

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