AVDCS family explorer day at Pennyhayes Farm

Event Date: 
30/05/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pennyhayes Farm, Shute, Nr Axminster, EX13 7QP

An afternoon of outdoor fun!

Join the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society along with East Devon's Education ranger for an afternoon of outdoor fun!

Explore this beautiful site near Axminster!

Find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative with natural crafts!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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International conference at Exeter's WESC

Authored by WESC
Posted: Sun, 04/16/2017 - 7:58am

WESC Foundation (WESC) is pleased to announce their eighth Annual International Conference will be held on 4th May 2017 at their campus on Topsham road. This year the theme of the conference is ‘transitioning to adulthood for young people with visual impairment’, which will be discussed by a range of experts, and includes new research from the University of Birmingham.

WESC Foundation – The Specialist Centre for Visual Impairment, is a school and college for young people and adults with a visual impairment, including complex needs. The charity’s aim is to provide education and care...

Builder supports education in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/05/2017 - 1:08pm

A leading housebuilder has contributed around £2 million towards a new school in Exeter.

Charles Church South West has revealed it has handed over the hefty cheque to Devon County Council as part of its Great Woodcote Park development off Admiral Way.

Trinity Church of England Primary School is being built in the Newcourt area of the city and is due to open in September. Without the considerable contribution towards education, it would have been unlikely that this school would be delivered.

Construction started in February this year and the new school building is...

A whole new world to discover at the Big Bang Fair

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:08am

Sparking inspiration outside the classroom – Britain’s greatest ever female gymnast Beth Tweddle and 2016 UK Young Scientist of the Year Roxanne El-Hady offer advice on STEM subjects as talented Brits compete for GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year 2017

Greeting robots, a virtual reality ride through our body and magical explosions; the annual Big Bang Fair has opened its doors again, inviting 11-to-18 year old science enthusiasts to get engaged with exciting experiments around science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and gain an insight into how science is all...

Beauty School Launch UK Apprenticeship Guides for National Apprenticeship Week 2017

Authored by Matt Foster
Posted: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 4:35pm

The London Beauty Training Academy (LBTA) have launched the first of their apprenticeship career guides in the run up to National Apprenticeship Week 2017, running from 6th March to 10th March.

A career in the beauty industry can suit people from all backgrounds and aspirations, from school leavers just joining the jobs market, to older people returning to work after a career break or those looking for a career change.

LBTA are running the career guides alongside National Apprenticeship Week, which looks to bring together employers and apprentices from across England to...

The Maynard tops the DfE Performance Tables

The Maynard School in Exeter has been ranked as the leading independent school in Devon in key areas of the Department for Education’s Schools Performance Tables, based on A-level and GCSE results from 2016.

As the second oldest girls’ school in the country, The Maynard specialises in educating girls and last year’s examination results are certainly testimony to this. With a 100% pass rate (grade C or above) at Maths and English GCSE, it was the top school in the whole of Devon for its English Baccalaureate, a performance measure that scores schools according to how well pupils...

Cyber Security for Education Seminar

Event Date: 
09/02/2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Exeter Science Park Centre, EX5 2FN

Ransomware. Safeguarding. BYOD. Reporting.

Join Taurus and Fortinet for a morning seminar at Exeter Science Park Centre on 9th February focused on Cyber Security for the Education Sector. The event will have talks on the hottest security topics and open forum discussions with Fortinet’s technical experts.

Fortinet is the only company with security solutions for network, endpoint, application, data centre, cloud and access, designed to work together as an integrated and collaborative security fabric.

Aimed at IT staff, safeguarding officers and head teachers, the...

Life Education Wessex launches SCARF aimed at improving children’s health, wellbeing and achievement

Coram Life Education (CLE), the largest provider of wellbeing and drug education in schools, has developed a new range of education support tools to help schools meet Ofsted requirements for safety, personal development, behaviour and welfare. Through Life Education Wessex, a delivery partner of CLE, these resources are available to schools in Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Hampshire.

Called SCARF: 'Safety', 'Caring', 'Achievement', 'Resilience' and 'Friendship', the tools are aligned to the National Curriculum, providing a whole...

Free leisure courses for Government research

Adults across Devon can learn a new skill for free in 2017 as part of Government research project looking at ways to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Devon County Council’s adult education service, Learn Devon, is offering free leisure courses in subjects including arts and crafts.

It is part of an England-wide project which aims to develop, deliver, share and evaluate educational approaches to support mental health.

The courses will be running at Learn Devon centres in Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Tavistock and Bideford until July 2017, when the project ends...

Give the gift of 3 hours this Christmas to Exeter Deaf Academy

Christmas is the time for giving so pupils from Exeter Deaf Academy have dressed up as ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ to ask their local community to give the gift of volunteering this festive season.

In the run up to Christmas, Exeter Deaf Academy need volunteers to give just 3 hours to help sell car raffle tickets in Princesshay Exeter on weekdays, weekends or on a Thursday Late Night Shopping evening.

Raffle tickets are sold by volunteers from the Exeter Deaf Academy stand in Princesshay up until Christmas Eve. So far, volunteers have sold over 4,000 raffle tickets, but with...