Marine Academy Primary - judged 'Outstanding'

Marine Academy Primary judged 'Outstanding' for a second time

STAFF, pupils and parents have started back after the early May bank holiday with a genuine ‘spring’ in their step after the government’s education watchdog, Ofsted once again praised Marine Academy Primary and judged the school ‘Outstanding’.

The St Budeaux academy, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, was judged ‘Outstanding’ in every category, putting the school in the top 10 percent of...

Children in The Outdoors School

Ground-breaking SEND conference to take place in Devon

The Outdoors Group is holding its first ever conference ‘The Benefits of Outdoor Learning’ on July 6 with a programme designed for those working outdoors with students who have special educational needs and disabilities.

DFE stats from 2021 show that of all pupils in England, 12.2% had special educational needs (SEN) support. With the right support and educational provision in place...

South Devon College in the 80s

College calls out for memories

2022 is a big year for landmark anniversaries.

Along with Her Majesty the Queen, South Devon College is celebrating a long reign.

Originally founded as a technical college, with its first intake of students back in the 1931/32 academic year, it’s celebrating its 90th birthday this June.

To mark this prestigious day the college wants to hear from former students....

Devon families successful in primary school applications

More than 99 per cent of Devon families have won a place in one of their preferred primary schools this September .

Figures published today (Tuesday 19 April) reveal that 7,242 applications were made across the county.

And 7,189 families have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools - that's 99.3 per cent.

The new figures show that 97 per cent of...

Nearly half of people in South West would consider teaching in Further Education

New research has revealed that nearly half (48%) of employees in the South West would consider teaching in further education either full or part time alongside their current job, as more people felt the benefits of sharing their skills during the pandemic.

The findings, from the Department for Education, come as the Government is calling on more industry professionals to share their...

Technical education offers students a stepping stone into Devon's growing sectors

Young people in Devon are being encouraged to consider the range of technical education routes on offer into some of the biggest growing sectors in the region. Apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Levels are just some of the different education and training pathways being showcased this Open Day season, with clear routes into Devon’s growing industries.

This follows the launch...

Bridgerule Primary School voted as a Surprise Supplies winner

Bridgerule CofE Primary School has been voted as a winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Surprise Supplies initiative and now has £1,000 to spend on materials at RGB’s Holsworthy branch.

RGB invited charities, schools, community groups and care homes from across the region to get in touch and explain how a donation of materials would help to complete a project. Alongside Woodside Animal...

JLL Exeter invites students to gain insight into world of property

Real estate adviser JLL in Exeter is calling on students aged 14-19 who are keen to learn more about a career in the property industry to apply for a virtual work experience programme.

The Access to Property with JLL four-day programme will give young people a chance to find out whether a role in the property sector – or within inter-related teams such as marketing, business admin or...

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Devon-based group leads the way in supporting autistic learners

World Autism Acceptance Week runs this year from 28 March to 3 April. Revealingly, numbers of diagnosed children are on the increase, with most recent statistics saying that around one in 57 (1.76%) children in the UK is on the autistic spectrum.

One of the most problematic issues that parents face is to do with education; depending on where they are on the spectrum, autistic children...

Owens Coffee educate South Devon Primary Schools as part of Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight returned this year (21st February - 6th March) with an emphasis on the current climate crisis. Devon-based company, Owens Coffee, actively participated in the two-week worldwide campaign, which each year highlights incredible stories of global communities and the positive impact which the Fairtrade system has within them.

On behalf of Fairtrade Devon, Owens Coffee...

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