Four in five schools funding worse off under Government spending plans, finds new School Cuts coalition analysis


Repeated re-structures, cutting teaching and support staff roles and and squeezing of specialist departments are all well documented.

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 5:44pm

By Peter Shreeve

Letter: Shortening of school day has led to home time safety concerns

school crossing sign

Peter Shreeve says schools have limited resources and are to some extent forced into making unpalatable decisions, but shortening the school day is done to save money.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 10:37am

By Peter Shreeve

Academic pressure a significant factor affecting mental health of young people, says survey

exam results

This week a Young Minds survey shows that academic pressure is a significant factor affecting the mental health of young people.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 6:08pm

By Peter Shreeve

‘Disadvantage’ gap for Isle of Wight pupils would take 500 years to close, say NEU

school crossing patrol by joybot

According to current trends, the 'disadvantage' gap at the end of secondary school would take over 500 years to close.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 9:45am

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

As school holiday poverty discussed in Parliament, more than third of IW children affected by it

packed lunch box

According to End Child Poverty's May 2019 figures there are 9,679 children on the Isle of Wight living in poverty. That’s 34.3 per cent of children, and an increase on last year’s figures of 29.5%.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 12:58pm

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Poor pay a driver of dissatisfaction, says teaching union


A Government report reveals that teachers and school leaders are working longer hours, for less pay and have less job satisfaction than their OECD counterparts.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 7:58am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Isle of Wight SEND demo shines light on ‘local scandal’

peter shreeve at demo

"A ‘local scandal’ - special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) young people are being failed," says Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 6:17pm

By Peter Shreeve

‘Time to strengthen safety net for struggling Isle of Wight families’ says the NEU

three children at a door - shot from behind

"It's time to strengthen the safety net for struggling families, so that everyone can go as far as their talents can take them," says the National Education Union.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 12:36pm

By Peter Shreeve with 9 readers' comments

Reduce one hour lunch break and everyone loses out, says education union

school playground

The National Education Union is calling for a return to one hour lunch breaks and set out the reasons why.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 8:24am

By Peter Shreeve with 7 readers' comments

School Cuts analysis shows £11.5m cut from Isle of Wight school budgets since 2015


Figures indicate a loss of over £1 million in some larger secondary schools and the NEU says there needs to be a reversal of cuts to school budgets

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 4:02pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

‘Pointless’ baseline assessment pilot for four-year-olds announced by Government

young girl sitting on large number four

The joint Local Secretary of the National Education Union says it's self-evident that baseline testing of four-year-olds is a waste of teachers’ time, public money and that data produced will not be rigorous or robust.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 11:46am

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

Documentary examines Isle of Wight education system and what it’s like to grow up here

Peter Shreeve - Anastasia Wlaschin-Wiest - Martina Amoretti - Louise Deschamps - Allegra Stodolsky

A former Isle of Wight student - who went through the three to two tiers school reorganisation - has created a film focusing on the Island education system and what it's like to grow up here as students and to work here as teachers.

Friday, 5th October, 2018 9:31am

By Peter Shreeve