Education

Plymouth College of Art awards Honorary Fellowships

Celebrating years of hard work and creativity, the Plymouth College of Art Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday 18 July at the 2020 Graduation ceremony, hosted by Theatre Royal Plymouth.

With graduation normally happening in October or November, the 2020 ceremony was postponed due to...

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Then there were three! New special school opening in South Brent

The Outdoors Group is opening its third outdoor special school in Devon to provide an alternative option for children struggling in mainstream education.

From September, the new Outdoors School site at Bridgehouse Farm, South Brent will be able to take 12 students aged between 7 and 14 who are don’t do well in conventional schools due to autism, anxiety or trauma.

20 new...

Gatsby Benchmark awarded to South Devon College

Great Gatsby! They've done it! South Devon High School get's top marks

Staff and students at South Devon High School are celebrating as its career guidance programme is awarded top marks.

The school reached the milestone of 100% across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which are a framework developed to support schools and colleges in providing their students with the best possible careers education and guidance.

South Devon High School is the first in...

Chroma delivers Arts Therapies at Pathfield School

Pathfield School, a special school in North Devon, recently decided to partner with Chroma, the UK’s leading provider of arts therapies. Building upon the success of the existing music therapy provision within the school, Pathfield’s new partnership with Chroma has seen the commissioning of a full arts therapies team.

The new Arts Therapies Service consists of an in-house team of...

Dodgeball at Lipson Academy

Celebrating Diversity of Competition

THIS week sees the return of Lipson Academy’s annual School Sports Days, when the focus will be on celebration, as well as competition.

Every single student at the Academy will take part in the action-packed two-day schedule, with all the staff also participating in a whole-school festival of endeavour and achievement.

Head of PE Ed Goodman has organised a crammed timetable of...

The Cornerstone Academy Trust partners with Kura for the school run of the future

The Cornerstone Multi-Academy Trust (TCAT) based in Devon is the first MAT to partner with Kura to provide technology-enhanced home to school shared transport services across its primary schools.

TCAT has an international reputation for using digital solutions in the classroom and beyond. Now the Trust is investing to provide parents with a technological solution to the age-old...

School Children across Plymouth take action to reduce harmful emissions around their schools

Journeys made on foot, by bike and scooter during Sustrans Big Pedal event could have created 37,000 kg of CO2 and 72 kg of NOx if pupil’s journeys to school had been made in cars

Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK’s largest walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting to school challenge saw 28 schools across Plymouth log an incredible 68,925 active journeys to school, totalling 10,000 hours of physical...

Schools in Plymouth could win a playground makeover worth £5,000

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime is calling on schools in Plymouth to take part in its new, cross-curricular recycling programme to encourage children aged 5 to 11 years to recycle plastic waste.

Working alongside We are Futures, who run The National Schools Partnership (NSP), Composite Prime’s Message in a Bottle Top campaign...

Marine Academy Primary leads the way in national maths competition

Plymouth school gets pupils back on track after lockdown with game-based maths programme

A recent national competition has seen pupils from Marine Academy Primary (a member of the Ted Wragg multi-academy trust) show off their maths skills and fly the flag for the South West, competing with students from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to win prizes for their school...

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson

Ivybridge’s Rachel Hutchinson shortlisted for UK Headteacher of the Year award

A focus on character education and nurturing staff puts Rachel at the heart of the community

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson has been shortlisted for the UK Headteacher of the Year accolade in the TES Schools Awards 2021

Rachel has been shortlisted thanks to her continued sympathetic development of Ivybridge Community College, one of the UK’s largest single-...

Ollie Williamson outside Ollie's Restaurant in Torquay

Rethink Hospitality & Tourism careers says South Devon College

As the hospitality and tourism sectors gear up to fully re-open later this month a Devon college is hoping to change the perception of jobs in the sector.

South Devon College offers a range of hospitality and tourism qualifications and says that jobs in the sector shouldn’t be seen as just a stop gap but as a career with good opportunities for progression.

Currently there are more...

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