Sparx Virtual Classroom

Devon schools offered free state-of-art technology to support remote learning

Authored by AmySutton
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 1:49pm

In response to the Coronavirus Sparx – a socially focused learning technology company – is offering secondary schools free access to Sparx Maths Virtual Classroom so Devon students can continue their maths lessons remotely. The Exeter-based company will support any school that has had to close as a result of the virus through the product, for the duration of their closure.

Sparx already provides its maths learning platform, Sparx Maths, to secondary schools across Devon, including those within the Ted Wragg Trust, Education South West and West Country Trust. The technology allows...

Full steam ahead for young engineers as preparation is underway for the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge 2020

Young engineers from Newton Abbot’s pioneering secondary school, South Devon University Technical College (UTC), have started work on their entry for this year’s Royal Navy Engineering Challenge.

Hosted at HMS Sultan near Portsmouth on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March 2020, the challenge will see young engineers from across the country develop a prototype of a displacement boat. Replicating real life challenges that the Royal Navy have to face daily; the boat will simulate the transportation of cargo from ship to shore, teaching the young engineers how to deliver aid in a...

50th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off for Exeter College

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:02pm

The new year represents a momentous occasion in the history of Exeter College, marking 50 years since being named as the UK’s first tertiary college, although their roots date back to the 1800s.

Exeter College was established as a fully-fledged tertiary college in 1970, providing an education centrepiece for the community. Over the past 50 years the college has grown, developed and adapted but it still serves the wider Exeter community with a varied education offering that aims to meet the skills challenges of the future in a proactive way.

To celebrate the occasion, Exeter...

The Sunday Times Schools Guide winners

The Maynard School in Exeter scoops another major award

The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020

Southwest Independent Secondary School of the Year:

A third major achievement for The Maynard this year

The Maynard School, Exeter is delighted to have been awarded the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020 Southwest Independent Secondary School of the Year. This prestigious award, being officially published in the 27th edition of Parent Power on Sunday 24 November, is triggered by our incredible A-level and GCSE results in the summer, but is also judged on the wider ethos and values within the whole school community.

“In a...

Conservation charity helping young people choose All Our Futures

Conservation charity helping young people choose All Our Futures

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:39am

A Devon charity is inspiring young people to change the world – and they’re doing it for free.

Wild Planet Trust is launching new sustainability workshops for schools. The six free workshops – called All Our Futures – aim to empower children and young people to make good choices for the future. Group Education Manager Steve Nash explained:

“As educators, we understand that the most important role for a teacher is to prepare pupils for the world beyond the classroom. It’s becoming ever clearer, however, that our world is changing. Our wildlife and wild places are in trouble...

Galliford Try partnerships first to benefit from employer fund for T Levels

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:58am

Leading regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships is the first to benefit from a government-backed initiative to encourage employers to provide valuable industry placements to T Level students.

The FTSE 250 business has partnered with Exeter College to provide industry placements to T Level construction students studying with the College from 2020.

T Levels mark a revolution in the provision of technical education for the UK and Exeter College have been selected as an ‘early adopter’ of the new qualifications. The aim is to provide students with the technical...

Photo of Kerry Cawte, left, and Claire Jeftha

Caring Teachers Shortlisted for Award for their Work in Helping Pupils to Thrive

Authored by lparks
Posted: Thu, 10/03/2019 - 7:55pm

A Newton Abbot business has helped two staff members at a Hampshire primary school to be shortlisted for an award for their work in helping pupils to be more emotionally resilient.

Kerry Cawte and Claire Jeftha work at St George’s Beneficial Church of England Primary School, in Portsmouth. They have been shortlisted in the Wellbeing of Staff or Pupils category of the Teach Portsmouth Awards for their work with Newton Abbot-based Thrive®. The talented pair will find out if they have won at an awards ceremony tomorrow (Friday Oct 4)

Thrive, based at Seale Hayne, promotes...

Miryam Ley (left) will be undergoing pilot training with L3 Airline Academy

Exeter College Student Takes Flight Thanks to Groundbreaking Scholarship

A former Exeter College student is helping to break the glass ceiling in the aviation industry, having secured a landmark £25,000 scholarship with pilot training provider L3 Airline Academy.

Miryam Ley, 18, is set to follow her father’s footsteps on to the flight deck having been selected as one of only 10 successful applicants across Europe for the L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship; a new scheme designed to help more women in to training to become a pilot.

The scholarship application process involved Miryam undergoing stringent aptitude examinations as well as group...

Exeter College students in Honduras

Exeter College Students Visit Honduras for Conservation Project

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:45am

A group of Exeter College students recently returned from Honduras after working with conservation research organization Operation Wallacea.

A Level students travelled to Cusuco National Park in Honduras after their exams to work with scientists collecting vital data for use in their research on biodiversity and climate change.

Students gained hands-on experience of monitoring biodiversity within the rainforest, as well as a real life an insight into many of the topics they had studied at college.

Cusuco National Park is one of the most important national parks in...

Young people on a site visit with Kier

Exeter College and Kier host work experience week to encourage careers in construction

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 09/04/2019 - 11:25am

Exeter College and Kier recently teamed up to deliver an intensive one week, pre-Apprenticeship work experience programme, designed to give local youngsters an insight into the construction industry and inspire them to pursue a career in the varied and vibrant sector. 

Six learners who are considering the Apprenticeship route with Exeter College spent the week gaining knowledge and insight, as well as hands on experience behind the scenes with Kier at some of the company’s flagship developments.

The week kickstarted with health and safety training and a test for...