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The National Skills Strategy

17. November 2009

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11 November 2009   The Government has announced a new ambitious vision for giving people and businesses the skills they need to help drive economic growth.   The Government will:   Create a modern class of technicians, through a dramatic expansion of  advanced apprenticeships, creating 35,000 new apprenticeship places over the next two years;   [...]

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Building Schools for the Future

17. November 2009

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7 September 2009   20 Ministers including the Prime Minister and Schools Secretary Ed Balls visited new schools around the country on 7 September to celebrate the opening of 400 new or refurbished schools this year.   Thanks to teh Government’s investment more than 4,000 schools will have been built, rebuilt or refurbished by July [...]

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Sure Start Children’s Centres

17. November 2009

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4 September 2009   Sure Start Children’s Centres are ‘one stop shops’ for parents with children under five – providing services including childcare, healthcare, parenting advice, family support and opportunities to get back into work or training   Most services, except childcare, are free and even then, families on a low income can often claim [...]

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GCSEs – improving record

17. November 2009

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    1997 2008   2009 GCSE passes at A* or A 13.8%   20.7%   21.6% GCSE passes at A*-C 52.6%   65.7%   67.1% English A*-C pass rate 54.8%   62.9%   62.7% Maths A*-C pass rate   47.1% 56.3%   57.2% 15 year olds achieving five or more good GCSEs (A*-C)   [...]

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2009 GCSE and Diploma results

17. November 2009

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27 August 2009   The Schools Minister Vernon Coaker today welcomed the news that more young people are achieving A*-C grades at GCSE and setting themselves on a path to success.   The 2009 GCSE results, released today, show the overall A*-C rate has increased by 1.4 percentage points to 67.1%. The overall A* to [...]

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AS and A-level results

17. November 2009

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20 August 2009   The Schools Minister Iain Wright today congratulated A-level students and welcomed news that increased numbers of pupils are passing A Levels, with rises in key subjects like sciences – and maths at its highest level in over a decade.        The UK 2009 A level and AS results show the number [...]

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Spring Newsletters, West Hull & Hessle

15. April 2009

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Spring Newsletters, West Hull & Hessle

To download electronic versions of Alan Johnson’s Spring Parliamentary Reports, please diflucan natural substitute use the below links: Newsletter for West Hull Newsletter for Hessle

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Children’s Centres

23. February 2009

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Children’s Centres

Research published by Ed Balls and Beverley Hughes this week shows that nine out of ten parents who use Sure Start Children’s Centres are happy with the service. More than 2.3 million children under five and their families now have access to services through nearly 3,000 Children’s Centres across England. Ten years ago there were [...]

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£9m to rebuild primary schools in Hull

20. November 2008

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This month saw a funding boost announced by the Government to start rebuilding local primary schools. Hull City Council will receive over £9m to kick start the Government’s plan to rebuild or refurbish half of all primary schools over the next fifteen years. The funding plans – worth £3.55 billion across England – were confirmed [...]

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