Charity volunteers prepare for trip to Zambia village

When most people are making plans to hit the beach or take it easy, one intrepid group of volunteers from The Nayamba Trust are preparing to jet off to Zambia on Saturday (15 June) to lead a week of phonics, sport and PSHE in a small rural community.

The volunteers are all connected in some way to the East Devon-based charity and as well as giving of their time free of charge, they...

Scheme launched to improve maths skills for Devon adults

A new support programme is being launched to help adults in Devon to improve their maths skills.

Devon Multiply, which is funded by the UK Government and managed by Devon County Council, is inviting innovative proposals to deliver numeracy skills training among adults in Devon, particularly to those who are harder to reach.

Grant funding from £20,000 to £250,000 is available...

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...

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...

7 Reasons You Should Teach English Online Right Now

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...

Zoo's UK climate change first

A Devon educator has become the first accredited UN climate change teacher in a UK zoo.

Steve Nash, Head of Education for Wild Planet Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, has become a UN Accredited Climate Change teacher.

“The modules are based on the most recent evidence regarding climate change science and its...

SW schoolchildren to take part in My Money Week

Pupils at all schools across the South West are being given the opportunity to learn more about money and personal finance during the eighth annual My Money Week, run by the UK’s leading financial and enterprise education charity Young Enterprise, incorporating pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group). It is the highest profile, and most recognised personal finance education initiative in...

University awards celebrate teaching stars

Plymouth University students have paid tribute to those who have made their University experience ‘exceptional’ by holding a special awards ceremony on campus.

Dozens, including the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Judith Petts, attended the SSTAR (Student, Staff, Teaching and Representation) Awards last week, which recognise outstanding achievements in teaching and learning....

Teaching: A top choice for New Year career changers in Plymouth

The New Year tradition of pledging to make big life changes following the festive break shows no signs of slowing, according to new figures released today by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

Switching to a more fulfilling career in teaching looks set to remain a popular choice for people in Plymouth looking for a new challenge and to make a real difference...

Call for more nursery teachers in Plymouth

A fresh call has been launched in Plymouth to get high quality candidates to train as nursery teachers – and help further improve early education of young children.

Across the South West more than four out of five nurseries and other early years providers (87 per cent) are rated as good or outstanding, up 16 per cent on 2010.

Tax-free bursaries of up to £9,000 plus training...