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Exeter in running for ‘University of the Year’ as Multicultural Apprenticeships Awards shortlist announced

The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for this year’s Multicultural Apprenticeships Awards as University of the Year, and nine Exeter apprentices have also received nominations.

The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards aims to showcase talent and diversity within multicultural communities and celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the contribution of employers and learning providers.

The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for its Degree Apprenticeship programmes, in which the University aims to drive social mobility through education.

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OBE for CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust

Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust, a family of 16 schools across Devon with over 13,000 students, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours list for her outstanding services to education.

The selection process for the OBE involves a special committee whose decisions are reviewed by the Prime Minister and finally approved by the King. OBEs are awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions in their field, and Moira's recognition is a testament to her impactful career in education.

Moira Marder...

West Exe students volunteer with St Petrocks cooking meals for rough sleepers

Year 9 students Zack, Daisy and Maisie from West Exe School , part of the Ted Wragg Trust , cooked a hot homemade meal for the homeless clients of St Petrocks this term.

Originating as a community project providing humanitarian response to rough sleepers in Exeter, St Petrocks officially opened its doors in December 1994, having been given permission by the Central Parish of Exeter to adapt two thirds of St Petrock’s church for use as a homeless centre. Over 600 people every year face homelessness and multiple disadvantages in Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Many of...

Active Devon To Deliver A Two Year Child Pedestrian Training Programme Across Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/27/2024 - 8:40am

Active Devon Launch 'Walkability', a Child Pedestrian Training Programme During Walk To School Week

Walking is good for children, families and their environment. A generation ago, 70% of primary school children walked to school – now it’s just over half*. To help reverse this trend, Active Devon is delighted to announce they are launching a two-year Child Pedestrian Training programme (CPT), to enable children to learn key pedestrian road safety rules.

Co-designed with teachers across Devon, the programme has been designed to offer support when it is most needed and when...

Schools are gearing up for Climate Action Countdown month

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 05/25/2024 - 6:58pm

Schools around the UK are invited to sign up to the most exciting collaborative and fun climate event for schools to take place this year - The Climate Action Countdown . Four weeks of climate action activities and events will take place from 7 June to 5 July 2024 – helping to inspire and engage students with fun activities related to reducing their own and their schools’ carbon footprints and protecting nature.

30 climate charities are coming together – as part of the Let's Go Zero campaign, which supports schools to be zero carbon by 2030 - to create a month of climate action...

Get Your Free University Admission in Turkey

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 05/22/2024 - 7:50pm

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Essential Skills for Women Aspiring to Leadership Roles

Essential Skills for Women Aspiring to Leadership Roles

In every aspect of society, including leadership, women are rewriting the rules. From community organizers to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, women are showcasing their amazing ability to lead, inspire, and drive positive change in a range of roles. But there can be differences on the road to becoming a powerful female leader, and each has her own obstacles to overcome.

This blog is designed to empower you on this journey by outlining the essential skills for women aspiring to leadership roles. We’ll look at ways to build the self-assurance, communication skills, and strategic...

How to Change the Career Without a Degree? 4 Tips

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2024 - 6:23am

It's understandable to feel a lack of fulfillment in your job and wonder if it's the right path for you. You're not alone in this sentiment. Employee engagement levels in the U.S. have reached an 11-year low. It's disheartening to know that 17% of full- and part-time workers feel disengaged. If you're among them, know that your feelings are valid and that there are ways to address them.

The good news is, norms regarding job trajectories are changing. You no longer need a standard four-year degree to find fulfilling work. We will go over the main points of how to accomplish that...

Pickleball fever grips West Exe School!

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2024 - 9:45pm

Students at West Exe School , part of the Ted Wragg Trust , have been picking up their paddles and taking part in the pickleball craze that has been sweeping the country!

Pickleball, once a niche sport, has exploded into a nationwide craze in recent years, captivating players, regardless of their age or skill level. The game first emerged in the 1960s and is a mixture of tennis, badminton and ping pong, it has gained momentum in recent years as the ultimate social sport, bringing people together to take part in a fun and accessible form of exercise.

Pickleball has now...

Enhancing Childcare Facilities With Indoor Play Equipment: What Exeter Educators Should Know

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2024 - 1:31pm

Introducing indoor play equipment into childcare facilities significantly enhances the environment for young learners. In Exeter, a region that prides itself on educational quality, providing children with engaging, safe, and stimulating indoor environments is crucial for their development. The strategic inclusion of play equipment caters to various learning styles, promoting active participation and fostering essential developmental skills in a controlled setting.

The Importance of Play in Early Development

The role of play in early development cannot be overstated. It...

St James School hosts Devon Physical Disability Super Sports Event

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2024 - 10:47pm

St James School in Exeter, part of the Ted Wragg Trust family, recently hosted the Devon Physical Disability Super Sports Event alongside Devon’s Physical Disability Team.

Twenty five students from across Devon attended the event and the school’s Year 9 Sports Leaders were on hand to help out on the day.

On the menu for the day was inclusive tennis, wheelchair basketball and a multi-sports skills session. There were also games of boccia, a game where athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball. It...

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