Paul Brading

Cllr Paul Brading was elected Isle of Wight councillor for Lake South in the 2017 local council elections.

He was also appointed Cabinet member for Children’s Services (including education).

Below are some of the articles mentioning Paul Brading.

Isle of Wight teaching staff recognised at award ceremony

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Teachers, support staff and other school employees were recognised at the inaugural Isle of Wight Education Awards.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight schools in bottom 20, with SEND crisis ‘catastrophic for children’ say union

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Ofsted's South East Director said schools like Cowes Enterprise College have managed to turn themselves around, but the Island is still not doing well enough for children who need extra support, such those on free school meals and those with special educational needs.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 11:54am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

The Red Box Project has boosted one school’s attendance by a third

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Proof that ending period poverty can help improve attendance at school has been realised at a school in Portsmouth where it has increased by almost a third since the Red Box Project was introduced.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Brighstone children get road safety lesson

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A visit by staff from Island Roads to this primary school was fun, engaging and interactive, says the head teacher.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 8:25am

By Gavin Foster

Councillors accused by Cabinet member of trying to make ‘political gains’ out of period poverty debate

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The cabinet member for education and children's services said “I do not like it when councillors try to make political gains out of our children. The debate went off on a tangent, and it went on for far too long."

Monday, 26th November, 2018 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council open budget consultation

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Cabinet members voted last night to open the consultation on draft budget proposals and some made suggestions of items that should not be included.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 12:11pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

£4m spend on Isle of Wight school refurbs this summer

Isle of Wight Council strategic development officer Jade Kennett, co-chair of governors for The Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth Carla Bradshaw, headteacher Lizzie Grainger and Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children's services, education and skills

Money from the government’s Capital School Improvement Programme was used to fund some of the work.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 1:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Reading skills of Year One Isle of Wight pupils now above national average

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The number of children who met national standards rose by 11% following introduction of the Year 1 ‘phonics’ programme. Congratulations to all.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 3:59pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight GCSEs: Provisional results indicate improvement


Isle of Wight schools have today (Thursday) provided their provisional results to the Isle of Wight Council, with the majority reporting improvements overall.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 5:41pm

By IW Council Press Office

Autism meeting with health bosses labelled ‘shambolic’ by Cabinet member

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Cllr Paul Brading called the organisation of the meeting shambolic, with parents forced to sit on the floor and it being revealed ‘nothing has changed since April’.

Thursday, 19th July, 2018 5:16pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Welcome u-turn by Isle of Wight council on school bus seats controversy

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The move to charge parents for both morning and afternoon seats on school buses, even if they only wanted one or the other, caused outrage across the Island.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 10:48am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Regional adoption agency deal set to be approved by Isle of Wight council

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The Isle of Wight council hope the move will result in more families being found for children on the Island and within Hants.

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 6:39pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter