Isle of Wight education

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Cowes Enterprise develop cutting-edge curriculum to help pupils win jobs in maritime sector

Pupils having training

The new curriculum will include boat-building, including specifications and designing prototypes; navigation electronics; celestial navigation; tides; admiralty chart conventions; shipping forecasts; practical boat-handling skills; and attending Cowes Regatta to celebrate the production of boats.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:32pm

By Yasmin

Isle of Wight school plans fewer, but longer lessons with timetable changes

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The school says that moving into their new facilities next September will provide a unique opportunity to restructure the school day as the students will no longer be on a split site.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 12:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight school absence fines double in the last year

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The cabinet member responsible said the spike in the number of parents being fined was a national trend and that nothing had changed on how the council was enforcing fines.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 8:40am

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

Ways to create ‘campus environment’ on the Isle of Wight being discussed

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Students from around the Isle of Wight were involved in discussions and workshops yesterday with the future of higher education on the Isle of Wight on the agenda.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 10:43am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: ‘Flawed reasoning’ behind plans to close village school

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This reader believes the Isle of Wight council's reasoning for closing All Saints' School in Freshwater is flawed and says what the village needs, if the Island Plan is not fantasy, is a new, central, non denominational school.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 12:04pm

By Richard Steele

Isle of Wight Green Party throw their support for All Saints’ Primary into the ring

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Local councillor, Daniel James, said the West Wight deserves much more support from the Isle of Wight council who he believes should go back to basics and properly support rural Island schools.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 10:31am

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Transformative care project positively changes lives of young and older Islanders

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The 'Schoolroom in a Care Home' project by Independent Arts has already seen fantastic results that positively change the lives of young and older. Details within.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 8:43am

By Tracy Mikich with 2 readers' comments

Parents challenge council figures over potential All Saints’ closure plans

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Parents protesting last night accused Isle of Wight council officers of ‘fudging the figures’, and said the school was ninth out of 44 schools for improvement on the Island, and was ranked second out of all schools on the Island for Key Stage 2 performance.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 3:19pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Rejection of All Saints’ call-in ‘looks orchestrated’ says parish councillor

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One of the parish councillors for Freshwater says the "rejection looks orchestrated" and is "deeply concerning to those of us who live in the West Wight".

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 1:21pm

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

‘Anger and disbelief’ at heated school closure consultation meeting

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The mood of the meeting was anger and disbelief, with huge cheers and rounds of applause for those who stood up to speak and question the decision by Isle of Wight council officers to focus on the future of one school only.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 11:07am

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Labour encourages members to campaign against closure of All Saints’ Primary

Save our School - parents and children

Julian Critchley from Island Labour says, "the Council should really have learned lessons from the previous attempt to close Sandown Bay Academy; communities know that schools are more than just bricks and mortar."

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 10:09am

By Julian Critchley

‘Why take the heart of a community out?’ Passionate parents’ video shows off West Wight school some want closed

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Passionate parents create video of a West Wight school to show Councillors how much would be lost if the school was closed. 'Why take the heart of a community out?' they ask.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 5:54pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments