education

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...

Local Skills Report sets priorities for the South West

The Heart of the South West Skills Launchpad , part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), has launched a Local Skills Report, which sets out priorities for the region for 2022 to 2024.

The report recognises that the area's economy is shaped and led by the skills of its residents and businesses, but that the level of those holding a higher-level...

Derriford paramedics

Paramedics training at Plymouth Science Park benefit from a new ambulance

Plymouth Science Park is home to the training centre for the BSc Paramedic Science programme at the University of Plymouth . The trainee paramedics have recently welcomed the arrival of a new ambulance which can be used for scenario-based training.

University of Plymouth trainee paramedics develop a range of professional skills from the training centre at Plymouth Science Park. The...

Will Jordan, Co-Founder, IMP Software

Business growth puts IMP Software in pole position for further expansion in 2022

A “brilliantly resourceful team” has been highlighted as a major factor in Exeter-based IMP Software’s performance over the past 12 months, which has seen the business double in size despite the ongoing impact of Covid on schools.

IMP, specialists in the provision of budgeting, financial management and reporting software for multi-academy trusts (MATs), is now working with 135 MATs and...

Primary school teacher required in North Devon

Class People have an exciting opportunity to work in a primary school in North Devon.

The role is a maternity cover starting after October half term, initially running until Christmas.

About the role:

It is for a Year 3 Class with full teaching responsibilities. Planning and PPA time will be given.

Full-time; with opportunities for swift progression for any...

Children in an outdoors school

New South Brent special school site fully open

The Outdoors Group’s newest special school is now ready to move forward to full capacity providing special needs provision to children in South Devon.

The new location on the edge of Dartmoor has dotted the i's and crossed the t's with the change of site use agreed, and improvements made to access.

As with the other two special schools run by the group in Shillingford and...

The animal says...

Debra draws on her experience during lockdown to create new children's book.

Written and illustrated by Debra Wellington of Exmouth, The animal says… certainly would not have happened had it not been for lockdown. This gave Debra a chance to focus on her own art and ideas, something she’d not been able to do for years.

The animal says... brings ten animals to life with fun facts and colourful engaging illustrations for babies and young readers. Debra says: "...

UK’s leading training provider launches in Exeter

To the delight of adult learners across Devon and Cornwall, Pitman Training, the UK’s best- recognised training provider, is set to officially open its first training centre in Exeter on Friday 2nd July. The centre will provide students access to over 250 self-paced, flexible training courses and aims to help people improve their prospects, gain promotions or get back into work.

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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...

Charity mascot Harold the Giraffe posts daily diary following school closures to help keep Devon’s children healthy and happy

The animal mascot of South West children’s charity Life Education Wessex has launched a daily blog to give health and wellbeing advice to children in Devon aged 3 to 11, who can’t go to school because of the Coronavirus shutdown.

Harold the Giraffe is the well-known mascot of the national charity, Coram Life Education. A Harold puppet usually accompanies LEW’s specialist educators when...

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