Education

Colyton Grammar School maintains Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating

In what was probably the final Ofsted inspection of a school before lockdown, school inspectors have confirmed that Colyton Grammar School has maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating while praising its students, staff and wider school community.

Colyton Grammar School is a state school...

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7 Reasons You Should Teach English Online Right Now

Authored by Sarah Parker

It can seem like the whole world and their dog is teaching English online right now. Do they know something you don’t? Probably. In fact, they probably know seven things you don’t know! Teaching English is a good idea right now for so many reasons. 7 reasons you should teach English online right now.

1. You can earn good money

Maybe you’re in-between jobs right now, or maybe you’re...

Deaf Awareness Week sees free sign language classes launched for thousands of families

Authored by Mary

Families across England will get the chance to learn British Sign Language in the comfort of their own homes with free online classes launched today (Friday, May 8th).

The series of classes will be run by the National Deaf Children’s Society every Friday for 12 weeks as part of its Family Sign Language programme. The date was picked to mark Deaf Awareness Week (May 4th-8th)....

More than 100 free Learn Devon online courses now available

Authored by News Desk

More than 100 free online courses developed by Learn Devon as part of Devon County Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are available from today (Friday 1 May).

The online courses cover three main subject areas – employability, wellbeing and digital skills.

Learn Devon provides adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council. The registered...

Dartmoor launches online 'learning in lockdown' for home education

Authored by Mary

Dartmoor National Park has launched a new ‘ learning in lockdown ’ digital hub to help inspire and educate people about the National Park's special landscape and what can be found there. The free online resources are aimed at supporting children, parents and teachers as we all continue to observe ' stay at home ' measures due to the Covid-19 emergency. Developed by Dartmoor National Park...

Learn Devon launches free online training in response to impact of pandemic

Authored by Mary

A new range of free courses developed by Learn Devon in response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching today. Learn Devon, who provide adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council, is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing. Enrolment is now underway for Learn...

Big rise in children applying for a primary school place in Devon

Authored by News Desk

There has been a big increase in the number of Devon families applying for a primary school place this September.

Figures published today (Thursday 16 April) reveal that 7,580 applications were made across the county. That's 310 more than last year.

Despite the big jump in numbers, 98.3 per cent of families have been offered a place at one of their three preferred...

Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Authored by Mary

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers.

The Government ordered schools across the country to close their doors a week early for Easter because of the coronavirus crisis but asked staff to remain open for the children of key workers such as NHS staff, care workers, delivery drivers...

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

Authored by sharon goble

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...

Rosetta Stone announces free language learning courses for school children worldwide

Authored by Mike Page

With the halls of learning closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, in excess of 10 million school kids across the UK need to continue their revision and learning at home.

So, who can parents turn to as they look to make sure their children do not fall behind and are still picking up the knowledge and learning they would be at school?

For pupils studying...

Plympton Academy celebrates World Book Day

Authored by ClareG

Staff at Plympton Academy celebrated World Book Day by going to school as their favourite character from literature.

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was clearly a firm favourite as the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter all appeared.

Students were encouraged to speak with staff about their favourite books and to ‘share a story’ with Nancy from Oliver Twist, Willy...