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

U Turn

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

Peter Shreeve wins ‘Representative of the Year’ award

Peter Shreeve

Peter Shreeve has played an active role with the National Education Union for almost 20 years and was recognised for his awareness raising and support for others at this recent awards event.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 8:06am

By Peter Shreeve

Number of Isle of Wight pupils with Autism excluded from school rises, show figures

excluded from school - by Jon Bunting

Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request show that on the Isle of Wight there has been a disparity between the rate of exclusions for pupils with Autism and for the overall school population.

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 5:38pm

By Harriet Clugston with 2 readers' comments

Public meeting for parents and carers of children with autism

Public meeting

A public meeting for parents and carers of children with autism will be held next week, with Healthwatch offering to raise questions on the behalf of those unable to attend.

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 6:15pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

School bus fares to be hiked by almost three times for some (updated

vectis blue school bus

If you send your child to a school that is outside their catchment area and you want them to travel on a school bus you have to pay for what's called a 'privilege' seat. From next term the council are hiking the prices by almost three times for some parents. The cabinet member responsible says “I do accept it’s expensive, but I do feel the price increase is justified".

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 11:49am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

The Bay CE School announces new Governing Board

the bay ce school sandown

Details of four of the new Governors for The Bay CE School in Sandown have been announced.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 5:33pm

By Lindsay Becker

Double award for outstanding student who excelled in the face of adversity

Luca Speight and trophy

Despite being struck down with a life-threatening illness at the start of the school year, this passionate and determined catering and hospitality student made sure he caught up with missed work, excelled at his work placement and always volunteered for extra curricular activities.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 4:39pm

By Sally Perry

Holocaust survivor to visit Ryde Academy pupils

joanna millan

The testimony from Joanna Millan will be followed by a question and answer session to help pupils at the school better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 10:37am

By Nat Nelson

Adult learners celebrated at Awards evening

Thumbs Up

Congratulations to the adult learners who have recently completed courses with the Isle of Wight Council. The Adult Community Learning Service handed out 17 awards, recognising the achievements of individuals across a range of subjects.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 3:51pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight politicians respond to Studio School closure plans (update 5)

Studio School interior

Following an announcement from the Dept for Education that Isle of Wight Studio School will close in summer 2019, Isle of Wight politicians share their responses.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 9:01am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Studio School: Dept for Education announce final decision on closure plans

studio school protest outside ch

Inspire Academy Trust say they've been humbled by strong support shown by parents and students, but that the school is operating at only 40% of capacity.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 9:00am

By Stuart Hunt

Isle of Wight’s Noel Turner Physics Festival set to be even bigger

noel turner physics festival

This year the Noel Turner Physics Festival is taking an ambitious step to ensure all Isle of Wight Primary Schools are able to take part, as well as older students.

Monday, 25th June, 2018 8:14am

By John Peckham with one comment