Isle of Wight education

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AET launch consultation for planned amalgamation of Isle of Wight schools

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Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the organisation responsible for both schools, says it believes the new combined school has the potential to be truly outstanding to the benefit of students, families and the local community.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 12:58pm

By Mike Barnett

Isle of Wight school praised by Ofsted for being ‘exceptionally caring and inclusive’

Northwood Primary School oftsed

Congratulations to all at Northwood Primary School after Ofsted declared them “an exceptionally caring, inclusive school".

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 8:49am

By Mandy Airey with one comment

Turnaround at Niton Primary from ‘Special Measure’ to ‘Good’

Niton primary celebrates its Ofsted report

Just four years after being judged as ‘inadequate’, the lowest grade, inspectors now acknowledge that leaders at the school ‘demonstrate an absolute belief that all pupils deserve the very best’.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 4:36pm

By Lindsay Becker with 2 readers' comments

Council’s direction on future of Sandown Bay Academy should be known in next 48 hours

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The treatment of staff and pupils at Sandown Bay Academy by its sponsor, Academies Enterprise Trust, was described as appalling, atrocious and disappointing by councillors. They voted to have AET removed from all Island schools.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 2:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Councillor calls for academy sponsor to be removed from the Isle of Wight


A motion being heard at the Extra-Ordinary Full Council meeting demands that Academy sponsor, AET, be removed from the role of managing any school on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

How to handle exam stress: Tips from Childline for Isle of Wight young people

Examination desks

If you know someone dealing with exam stress, this helpful advice from the NSPCC for young people, their parents and teachers should be welcome.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 3:01pm

By Kelly Evans with one comment

Labour set out their educational reform plans

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Labour's candidate, Julian Critchley, says his party's education policy will be a blueprint for a world-leading education system for all.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 11:21am

By Jim Moody with 6 readers' comments

Green Party launch education manifesto plans on Isle of Wight (updated)

vix lowthion green education launch outside SBA

Green Party pledges to scrap SATs and ditch academies and promises to plug £7billion funding gap facing education. Vix Lowthion says, “We need to put the enjoyment, creativity, and inspiration back into school.”

Monday, 15th May, 2017 7:15am

By Mike Shipley with 6 readers' comments

Pat Goodhead’s letter to CtK Parents about MP comes in for criticism

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OnTheWight catches up with Esther to find how things have been and to hear her reaction to Pat Goodhead's letter to CtK Parents after Andrew Turner's visit to the school that finished his career.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Sandown Bay Academy: School is unsustainable say AET

Sandown Academy

Pupil numbers at Sandown Bay Academy have almost halved from 2,084 in 2012 to 1,157 this year. The Academy sponsor, AET, say it's just not sustainable

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 4:17pm

By Mike Barnett with 7 readers' comments

Sandown Bay pupils call for AET to be removed from school

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Over 450 pupils from Sandown Bay Academy took part in a peaceful sit-in today to protest at plans to merge their school in September 2018 with Ryde Academy.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 4:39pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Teachers’ Union shares deep concern over academy merger plans

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NASAWT say the threat to close Sandown Bay Academy is a case of 'profit before educational provision'.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 12:09pm

By Neil Richards