Education

School funding top concern for leaders in Devon

At a roundtable last night, in which school leaders from across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay met to discuss the top concerns in education with local MPs, a poll of attendees revealed that the vast majority were most concerned about school funding – followed by mental health in schools.

The event, which took place via Zoom, was chaired by local Exmouth primary school head teacher Dr...

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Outdoor learning programme set to help even more Devon youngsters struggling in mainstream schools

A Devon organisation offering an alternative educational provision based entirely outdoors is expanding with three new sites across the county.

The Outdoors Group is opening new sites at Ilfracombe, Totnes and Tiverton and appointing additional area managers. The expansion means more support for young people struggling in mainstream education, through the group’s innovative...

Professor Andrew Brewerton to step down as Principal and Chief Executive of Plymouth College of Art

Professor Andrew Brewerton has announced his retirement as Principal & Chief Executive of Plymouth College of Art in July, after eleven years of service to the independent, university-sector art school (established in 1856), and a career of twenty-seven years in academic leadership.

In his time as Principal, Plymouth College of Art transferred from the Further Education (FE)...

Partnership aims to boost aspirations

City College Plymouth and Millbay Academy have formed a new partnership in the bid to provide pupils with the best possible careers advice in an attempt to further raise aspirations within the Plymouth community.

Similar to the successful ongoing partnership announced last summer with All Saints Academy, the College and Millbay Academy will work together to offer pupils high-quality...

Blundells turns over new leaf with new grounds equipment

Tiverton boarding school turns over new leaf with new grounds equipment

A Tiverton boarding school has purchased a new fleet of grounds equipment after securing a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK as part of a wider overhaul of the grounds within the school’s 120-acre site.

Blundell’s School switched banks to HSBC UK in October 2020 and has used additional funding from the bank to purchase a fleet of high-quality grounds equipment, including...

Laptops for Bovey Tracey Primary School

The children of Bovey Tracey Primary School have recently been gifted the funds to purchase three laptops to aid their capacity for learning by the Bovey Tracey Masonic Lodge.

Their Charity Steward Paul McCormick said, that during this difficult time when learning within the school environment has been on hold, it has been impossible for some children to access the web due to a lack...

LiveWest

Leading housing association steps up to help Plymouth schools

Three schools in Plymouth are celebrating after receiving new laptops and funding to help children learn from home.

LiveWest, the largest housing association in the South West, is supporting the schools by donating refurbished laptops and more than £1,500 in digital grant funding.

Plymouth Mayflower Academy Primary School, Pennycross Primary School and Montpelier Primary...

Over 7,200 laptops and tablets for disadvantaged students across Devon

Pupils across Devon have benefitted from more than 7,200 laptops and tablets to date, as the government hits an important milestone in its roll-out of devices to support disadvantaged young people.

More than 1 million devices have now been delivered to schools and local authorities across England as part of a £400million investment that will support schools and young people for years...

Free government-funded training courses available to 250 adults in the South West

An additional 250 learner places have been announced on the #Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps which are open to adults in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset.

The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region, such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing and IT. The Bootcamps...

Colyton Grammar School

Colyton Grammar School new Teaching School Hub for most of Devon 

The team at Colyton Grammar School are delighted to announce that it has been awarded the status of Teaching School Hub by the Department for Education.

Colyton is one of 87 schools nationally that have achieved this award, which is granted to schools with a track record of exceptional pupil performance and leading training in other schools.

The new Colyton Teaching School...