Education

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...

Will Jordan

IMP Software shortlisted for BETT Awards Leadership and Management Solutions prize

Devon-based IMP Software is one of eight finalists in the running for the BETT Awards 2021 Leadership and Management Solutions category, The winners of the prestigious awards, which are billed as “a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education”, are due to be announced at a ceremony at The Brewery in London on 16th June.

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Marine Academy makes online lessons available to all

Plymouth’s Marine Academy is leading the way with its trailblazing online learning provision – receiving plaudits in a newly-published book, and opening its sessions to all children across Plymouth.

The academy was the only school in the country to be featured in the book Teach Like a Champion Team – Teaching in the Online Classroom. Surviving and thriving in the new normal by...

Plagiarism

The Evolution of Technology and Plagiarism

There's no doubt that almost every aspect of our lives is becoming digital. Technology and the Internet are so deeply involved in our society and, of course, personal life. They are changing the ways from how we communicate to how we eat.

Plagiarism is no different!

The rising issues and questions on Plagiarism are insisting on clearing all the minds! Here, we will...

Headteacher Lee Sargeant with students from All Saints Academy

All Saints Academy joins the Ted Wragg Trust

All Saints Church of England Academy, Plymouth has become the latest school to join the Ted Wragg Trust.

It is the third Plymouth school to join the Trust, which was formed with the aim of creating an outstanding educational experience and to improve life chances for all children. The addition of All Saints Academy will strengthen the opportunities and partnerships across the Trust and...

Will Jordan, IMP Software

Exeter-based IMP Software scoops Market Entrant prize at national education awards

IMP Software, which has virtual teams based around Exeter and Peterborough, has won the Market Entrant award at the EducationInvestor Awards 2020, which recognise achievements in the business of education.

IMP beat off stiff competition from Chatsworth Schools, Forfar Education, Hotel.School and Thuso to take home the prize in the Grand Prix section of the awards, which were held...

Hair@theAcademy

Unique hair training salon secures funding to help disadvantaged people across Exeter and Devon gain new qualifications

Exeter-based Hair@theAcademy, a unique hairdressing training salon and only one of its kind in the UK, has been granted European funding to support disadvantaged people and job seekers in Exeter and surrounding area to retrain in barbering. In addition, the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), a specialist awarding and assessment organisation offering vocational and technical...

Plymouth College of Art launch remote January-start design degrees for 2021

For anybody considering a degree in art, design, craft or digital media, it’s not too late to join Plymouth College of Art and kickstart a career in the creative industries, which contributed over £111bn to the UK economy in 2018, the equivalent of a massive £13 million an hour. The college is launching a wave of new January 2021 entry (Spring term) BA (Hons) degrees, which allow a global...

Energy firm to recruit school age board members from the South West

An energy firm is recruiting school pupils from the South West to join its board and advise it on how to tackle climate change.

The move comes in a year that has seen young people face unprecedented uncertainty with regard to their future career prospects, with more and more young people looking to green sectors for a sustainable career.

Nearly half (46%) of young people in...