West Exe students triumph at Philosothon UK!

Several students from West Exe School , part of the Ted Wragg Trust , recently took part in Philosothon UK.

A Philosothon is a friendly “competition” between small teams in which students participate in a series of “Communities of Inquiry” and are judged by the quality of their participation. Students are asked to consider open-ended questions which require an extended response and typically involve appeal to more than one discipline.

Students are asked to have a conversation in mixed age group teams about a clearly defined philosophical or ethical issue. They are judged...

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Top Reasons to Take a Cooking Class

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 01/24/2024 - 8:06am

Everyone has the potential to become a top chef in their kitchens and offer more than one go-to dish. In today's fast-paced world, many people rely on fast food and restaurants for their meal plans. However, restaurants are not always open and people nowadays enjoy staying home more than ever. Even if you currently rely on dining out or takeaway meals, investing in short cooking classes can pay off in the long run.

If you are considering starting cooking classes, go ahead and do it. Mastering the art of cooking is not the only advantage of taking cooking classes. To further...

Exeter mum lands her dream job

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/09/2024 - 9:41pm

An Exeter Mum will share her love of Spanish at her new children-only language club, starting this month.

Embarking on the journey of learning a different language or finding a new job, are usually in the top 10 of most peoples New Year's Resolution lists.

Finding a dream job linked with languages was at the top of local Mum Kerry Balchin’s list of goals for the year in 2024.

This week the Exeter Mum’s new business ‘Amiguitos - Spanish Classes for Kids’, is bringing valuable and educational Spanish language lessons to children in the area.

34 year old...

Exeter school has an ambitious curriculum, a calm and inclusive environment and a sense of community

Students and staff at St James School in Exeter, part of the Ted Wragg Trust family, are celebrating after being rated Good by Ofsted.

The Ofsted report notes that the school motto of ‘work hard, be kind’ is lived by the pupils and staff at St James School and that it is an inclusive school built on warm, respectful relationships. That the school has high expectations for behaviour was also singled out, along with the fact that the calm school environment enables students to focus on their studies.

Inspectors stated that the school provides opportunities for pupils to...

Future-proofing education: The top online apps and tools for teaching in 2024

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 01/08/2024 - 10:11am

In today's rapidly evolving digital age, the need for future-proofing education has become more crucial than ever before. The traditional methods of teaching and learning are rapidly giving way to innovative online apps and tools that are revolutionizing the way knowledge is imparted. As we look ahead to 2023, it is essential for educators to embrace these technological advancements and adapt their teaching strategies accordingly. The world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and students need to be equipped with skills that will not only help them thrive in the present but also...

First students set to graduate from Exeter’s pioneering nursing degree programme

The first students from Exeter’s pioneering four-year MSci Nursing programme are set to graduate this weekend, before starting their new careers as healthcare leaders of the future.

The 25 new graduates were the first to embark on the University of Exeter’s innovative MSci Nursing degree, which launched in 2019. The degree equips students to face the current and future challenges of the NHS. Students on the course are taught the art and science of nursing from day one, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of nursing care.

The unique course allows students to choose to...

What are Three Useful Skills or Hobbies to Learn from Home in 2024?

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 01/02/2024 - 9:45am

The new year is the perfect time to start working on yourself and improving your skill base. Many people will enter 2024 on a mission of self-improvement, and having clear goals makes it easier to keep it up.

If you want to upgrade yourself this year, there are various things that you can learn from home in your free time. These can open up new career or hobby opportunities as well, meaning that they are highly worthwhile to learn.

Become a Coder

If you were to ask some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs about the best skills to learn in 2024, many of them would put...

NHS Chief Amanda Pritchard receives honorary degree from the University of Exeter

The head of NHS England, Amanda Pritchard, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter for her efforts in improving health and ensuring high quality of care for all in England.

Amanda was appointed Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in August 2021 during the pandemic - a time of immense pressure on the system. Upon her appointment, she became the first ever female leader in the history of an organisation whose staff are more than three-quarters women.

In her role, Amanda is responsible for leading the work of the NHS nationally,...

Exeter students' business challenge seems them turn £80 into over £300!

Around 60 Year 9 students at West Exe School, part of the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust , have taken part in an enterprise market at the school this month.

The market is the culmination of the £5 enterprise challenge, those taking part conducted market research, visited the market at Exeter Cathedral, then got to work on planning, pitching and promoting how they were going to use their £5 budget to create something to sell to other students. Some intrepid students even sought wider investment to help boost their chances of success.

The final market where students...

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Exeter firm IMP Software awarded Great Place To Work Certification for “outstanding employee experience”

Authored by Phil Smith
Posted: Tue, 12/19/2023 - 5:30pm

IMP Software has been awarded Great Place To Work Certification, which recognises employers who create an outstanding employee experience.

As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work makes it easy for organisations to survey employees, uncover actionable insights, and be recognised for their company culture. Certification is a two-step process that includes surveying employees and completing a short questionnaire about the workplace.

IMP’s Great Place to Work certified company status was announced earlier this month.

In IMP Software’s company...

Exeter students support families seeking asylum this Christmas

Year 7 students from West Exe School, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, have recorded a Christmas jingle to be played on East Devon Radio this festive season.

The students will be spreading yuletide cheer across the airwaves after their jingle debuted on the local radio station this morning (13th December.) East Devon Radio is a community radio station, based in Exmouth, the station was launched in 2006 coinciding with the Exmouth festival.

West Exe students also took part in Christmas Jumper Day on the 7th of December in exchange for a charitable donation and have also put...

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