Education

Wynstream Primary School celebrates phonics results

Pupils and staff at Wynstream Primary School in Exeter, part of Education South West , are celebrating the results of their phonics tests this term.

Phonics is an effective way of teaching children to read, high quality phonics teaching improves literacy levels. The phonics screening check is a test that Year 1 pupils in England are required to take. The check confirms whether pupils...

Schools across Devon take part in Innovation Competition

Schools from the Ted Wragg Trust in Exeter, Plymouth and across Devon have taken part in an Innovation Competition this month (2nd July) at the Exeter College Future Skills Centre. Students from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 could take part in the contest which was sponsored by NOCN and Willmott Dixon.

The competition was organised by the Ted Wragg Trust in collaboration with Exeter...

Tor Bridge High joins the Ted Wragg Trust

Tor Bridge High in Plymouth has officially joined the Ted Wragg Trust (TWT) family of schools this week (1st July.)

The Estover school has been working with the Devon based trust for some time and their governing body voted unanimously to become part of the Ted Wragg Trust.

The governors and school leadership team at Tor Bridge High believe that joining the Trust will bring...

Plympton Academy secures victory in Devon's Battle of the Bands!

Plympton Academy students have won the fiercely contested Devon Secondary Schools Battle of the Bands competition, organised by the Devon & Torbay Music Education Hubs.

Following their impressive performance in the regional heats earlier this month, the academy's band, 'The Zombies,' clinched the top spot, earning them a spot in the final showdown at Bomba in Exeter on Thursday...

South Devon College, 'Good' overall with four 'Outstanding' judgements, says Ofsted

South Devon College (SDC) has been awarded 'top marks' for its commitment to high quality education and training that develops life-long skills, knowledge, and behaviours for all students.

Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, the body that inspects and regulates schools and colleges, shared its findings with college leaders and published its findings on the DfE website....

Coombeshead Academy students flock to embroidery workshop

Year 10 students from Coombeshead Academy in Newton Abbot, part of Education South West , flocked to a recent textile workshop where they hand stitched pictures of birds.

The Textiles students took part in the workshop at the Bovey Craft Festival this month, which was run by textile artist, Poppy Treffry. The workshop consisted of a freehand embroidery session during which the...

The Box CPD event offers teachers an insight into one of the world’s ancient civilisations

Teachers are being invited to a free professional development event at The Box next month where they can enjoy an exclusive look at its Ancient Egyptian collection and learn more about how the subjects of empire and decolonisation connect to Plymouth.

The ‘Ancient Egypt and Decolonisation’ session is set to take place on Wednesday July 17 , from 2pm to 5pm and will offer a glimpse...

Inspirational Devon Teacher Wins Prestigious National Teaching Award

Teacher Matt Buck from Chances Alternative Education School in Dawlish, is the Silver winner for Pearson National Teaching’s ‘Unsung Hero’ Award.

Selected from thousands of nominees across the UK, the win highlights the remarkable impact that Matt and Chances have on shaping the lives of the young people in their care.

Chances is an OFSTED registered ‘Good’ school. They...

How Online Computer Science Courses Are A Pathway To Success

Online computer science courses offer a unique and flexible way to gain valuable skills and knowledge. These courses allow you to study at your own pace, fitting education around your personal and professional commitments. With the growing demand for tech professionals, having a strong foundation in computer science can open up numerous career opportunities.

The accessibility of...

Plympton Academy dances into the spotlight with Fusion Platform event

Plympton Academy, part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, recently hosted its annual Fusion Platform event, a celebration of dance that brings together young people from across the community.

This year's event was a tremendous success, offering students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in dance, exercise, bond with peers and learn about a career in performance....

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