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Exeter School

Top Devon ranking in Parent Power Sunday Times Schools Guide 2021

Exeter School features as number 103 in a list of the top 400 independent secondary schools in the 2020 edition of The Sunday Times Parent Power.

The co-educational independent school for 7-18-year-olds maintains its ranking as the top independent school in Devon.

Read Exeter School’s profile in the Parent Power table online .

The league table of top 400 independent secondary schools can be read on the Sunday Times website .

Head Louise Simpson said: “There is no doubt that this term has been like no other, and it is right that our brilliant Exeter...

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Covid-19 has caused a collapse in secondary school attendance

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 11/28/2020 - 7:28pm

Despite most of the UK coming out of lockdown next week, secondary school attendance remains very low due to issues relating to covid-19 - and union leaders are showing their concern.

It emerged that 22% of secondary pupils were not in attendance last week, equalling to around 900,000 pupils that were not at school, the BBC writes .

Teacher unions and school heads are vocalising their concerns, including the disruption it is to their pupil’s education and examination prospects.

Any pupils and their classmates exhibiting any covid-19 symptoms are required to be...

Exeter College

Exeter College launches Student Covid Charter for student and community safety

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 11/26/2020 - 12:54pm

Exeter College has today announced the launch of a new Student Covid Charter, created in collaboration with students, to ensure the continued safety of students, staff and the wider community.

The Student Covid Charter provides an eight-point plan, which has been created and agreed with students from across the College, that lays out clearly the expectations of learners when conducting themselves at College and when interacting with the wider community.

The Charter builds on the College’s stringent COVID safety measures it has had in place since the start of the pandemic...

Books to Read as a Beginner

Authored by BHTNews.com
Posted: Wed, 11/25/2020 - 4:15pm

You have heard about writer's block. But did you know that there is a thing called reader's block as well? If you have had an ongoing readers block for ages but are now finally willing to re-enter the world of books, then you are in the right place.

Once you step inside a bookstore, you will see a sea of material you can pick from and you wouldn't know where to begin. So we have cherry-picked several books from all kinds of genres which are easy to read, digest, and have something valuable to offer.

1. Man's search for meaning, Viktor Frankl

The first and...

Reception class at Broadclyst Community Primary School connecting online with a school in India

Devon schoolchildren travel over 93,000 miles in two days (virtually)

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Mon, 11/23/2020 - 3:51pm

Pupils from all four schools in Devon’s Cornerstone Academy Trust took part in the sixth annual Microsoft Global Learning Connection on 10-11 November. The event brought together students from all over the world in a variety of online activities designed to build as many global links, and accumulate as many virtual miles, as possible in just 48 hours.

Renowned for their use of digital technologies in teaching and learning, Broadclyst, Westclyst, and Monkerton Community Primary Schools in Exeter, and Yeo Valley Primary School in Barnstaple, involved their students from Reception to...

5 Reasons to Become an Awesome Teacher

Authored by BHTNews.com
Posted: Fri, 11/20/2020 - 6:32pm

Here are a few reasons for Tradewind Education why you should strive to become a great teacher.

1. The Opportunity To Share Your Passion

This is rather something to aim for than a prerequisite. Who didn't need to put up with teachers who didn't appear to be enthusiastic about doing their job? The best teachers, however, particularly the ones who know how to motivate their students to learn , are usually also the ones who are really passionate about their job and about the things they teach. Such teachers may simply love math, or acknowledge the importance of the match in...

Future Skills Centre - Exeter College

DCC and Exeter College provide big boost for local economy with launch of Future Skills Centre

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:01am

Exeter College’s new Future Skills Centre has opened its doors for the first time, following a collaboration between Devon County Council and the Ofsted Outstanding College.

Devon County Council has purchased the building that was formerly the Flybe Training Academy, and Exeter College has agreed to enter into a long lease of the building to offer training and education opportunities from the building, providing learners of all ages skills and qualifications fit for the economy of the future.

The Centre, which has been vacant since Flybe went in to administration in March,...

Nick Gibb MP

Demonstrator Schools and Colleges Network - EdTech Week Summit 2020

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 - 2:57pm

The Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb, gave the closing keynote speech at the EdTech Week hosted by Broadclyst Community Primary School on Friday 13 November, streaming via the TV studio at the school in East Devon. This was in advance of the final event, the EdTech Summit, on Saturday. He spoke about the importance of delivering high-quality curriculum despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, specifically through online learning platforms and digital strategy training and coaching. He extended his gratitude and applauded the work of the 50 EdTech schools and...

Redhills primary school, Exeter

Redhills Primary School makes more space for social distancing on the school run

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 11/14/2020 - 7:48pm

Redhills Primary School in Exeter has joined the pioneering project to create a safer and healthier environment outside their school gates.

It is now one of three schools in Devon, along with Bradley Barton Primary in Newton Abbot and the Whipton Barton Federation in Exeter, to have adopted the “School Streets” measures to restrict traffic outside the school during drop off and pick up times.

The initiative aims to provide more space for social distancing, improving safety, tackling air pollution and encouraging active travel by creating a nicer space for pupils and...

What Lessons Can You Learn During Lockdown?

Authored by BHTNews.com
Posted: Wed, 11/11/2020 - 5:33am

With the Covid-19 pandemic surging each passing day, a lot of states are under lockdown. With everything on hold, some think there is nothing important one can do during this period. That is not true anymore with a lot of new skills to learn. You can also invest in language lessons in the UK and use RateUsOnline to find one.

It offers various development courses ranging from music lessons, instrument learning, UK English classes, and sign language lessons in the UK. Whatever lessons you want to engage in to improve your hobby or career, review RateUsOnline.

What classes...

Alumni honour former Vice-Chancellor with permanent scholarship fund

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 11/10/2020 - 3:10pm

A new scholarship scheme set-up in honour of former Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith, targeting applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, will support six students to attend the University of Exeter each year.

The Sir Steve Smith Scholarships have been funded by University of Exeter alumni and friends. More than £1 million has been raised which will support one scholar in each of the University’s six Colleges at any one time, each receiving an award of £6,000 per year for the duration of their studies. The donations have funded a permanent endowment, which means the...