Education

Young engineers from South Devon UTC get creative at HMS Sultan in the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge

Young engineers from Newton Abbot’s pioneering secondary school, South Devon University Technical College (UTC), went head-to-head against schools from across the country as they participated in a unique challenge set by the Royal Navy.

Hosted at HMS Sultan near Portsmouth, the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge saw young engineers design and build two remote-controlled vehicles, a land-based recovery vehicle capable of carrying a stranded helicopter and a ship that can transport it to safety.

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ACE Special School Tiverton appoints Headteacher prior to September 2019 opening

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:11pm

A successful school leader has been appointed as the new Headteacher of ACE Special School Tiverton (ATSS) prior to their opening in September 2019.

NAHT: Children should not miss school unless in exceptional circumstances

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:28am

There has been some press coverage this week regarding the UK Youth Strike 4 Climate. NAHT does not condone children and young people missing school as a consequence of supporting action. Pupils should only be out of school in exceptional circumstances.

Whilst NAHT supports the right of young people to express themselves, first and foremost, pupils should be in school during term time. Nothing is more important than a child’s education and there are plenty of ways that children and young people can engage with social issues in school.

Members of the Broadclyst Art Squad with their shortlisted entry

Art Squad youngsters reach final of international Global Canvas competition

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:56pm

The Year 6 Art Squad at Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) have just found out that their work has got through to the final of the Global Canvas 2019 art competition, and they will be taking their entry to the Natural History Museum in London for the judging on 7 March. Their Ocean Display entry was one of a record number to the international competition that involved over 5055 children from 26 countries across four continents.

Exeter University student Niamh O'Riordan-Mitchell volunteers in the Children’s Hospice South West charity shop in Sidwell Street, Exeter. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Why volunteering is so much more than just another string to your university bow

Authored by AndyCHSW
Posted: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:29pm
Giving something back offers more than just a feel-good factor. For university students in a new town, lending a helping hand is also a great way to make friends, learn new skills and help their CV stand out from the crowd in a busy jobs market. Volunteering can also provide a welcome break from academia and add an extra dimension to the stereotypical university experience.  

New Headmistress of Exeter Junior School announced

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2019 - 4:47pm

Exeter School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Saskia van Schalkwyk as Head of Exeter Junior School with effect from 1 September 2019.

Since September 2014, Mrs van Schalkwyk has been Deputy Head of The Granville School in Sevenoaks, Kent. She has previously worked in co-educational schools in both the maintained and independent sectors.

Inspirational role model set to visit South Devon UTC to mark Women and Girls in Science Day

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:31pm

Celebrating Women and Girls in Science Day (11th February), Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college is inviting prospective students to meet an inspirational female role model at its next Open Evening. 

Inspirational role model set to visit South Devon UTC to mark Women and Girls in Science Day

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:28pm

Celebrating Women and Girls in Science Day (11th February), Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college is inviting prospective students to meet an inspirational female role model at its next Open Evening.

The Maynard tops the DfE Tables for the fourth consecutive year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 8:57am

The Maynard School in Exeter has, once again, consolidated its place as the highest ranking independent school in Devon as well as being at the very top of the leader boards across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset in key areas of the Department for Education’s Schools Performance League Tables based on A-level results from summer 2018. 

South West alumni urged to join programme boosting students’ university chances

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:56am

Former students of state secondary schools in the South West are being urged to use their experience and skills of higher education to boost current students’ chances of going to university.

The programme in twenty-five secondary schools and three colleges is run by the national education charity Future First and funded by Next Steps South West, part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme which aims to widen participation in higher education, increasing the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education by 2020.

Festive delight as Santa tours Exminster

Authored by JanetRaeburn
Posted: Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:46am

Exminster residents were thrilled when Father Christmas took time out from his busy schedule to make a special visit to the village.

Santa delighted young and old alike as he toured the village with one of his elf’s on a specially decorated tractor donated by Berrybrook Garage.

The event, a popular annual tradition organised and run by Exminster Pre-school, was well supported by the whole community, with residents donating a total of £175.37.