Isle of Wight education

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Isle of Wight schools to provide emergency childcare cover over Easter holidays for key workers

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Workers critical to the Covid-19 effort such as nurses and doctors will be able to carry on their important work safe in the knowledge their children are properly supervised and cared for

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:50pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight parents warned about school meal scam

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The scam email states ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 10:16am

By IW Council Press Office

Letter: Schools need to back off and give families time to get our heads around what’s going on

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This reader says she's getting up to ten text messages a day from her children's school and that this is adding pressure to an already difficult situation

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 8:34am

By Kerry Daniels with 3 readers' comments

‘Immensely proud of headteachers and school staff’ say Isle of Wight council

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The council say school staff have responded strongly to the government’s call and staff are working hard to provide this critical service

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight primary school retains ‘Good’ rating


Inspectors found there were many interesting visits, events and clubs that are on offer which help pupils to be resourceful and thoughtful.

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 10:56am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

West Wight parents given two days to decide which school to send their children to


Parents say they were told they would have until June to choose which school they wanted to send their children

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 3:17pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Education staff must be tested for Coronavirus says teaching union

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Staff need to know whether or not they have the virus so they can understand whether they can safely work and offer crucial support to families of key workers, says the NEU

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 10:08am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight school provision for Coronavirus key workers now in place

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Parents are being called on to be responsible and only take up a school place if they are in the categories that the government has defined

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 10:10am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council confirm school provision for children of Coronavirus key workers

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The Isle of Wight council have confirmed details of school provision for children of key workers. Details within

Friday, 20th March, 2020 5:10pm

By Sally Perry

Schools to close until further notice and exams will not go ahead, say Government (updated)

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The Prime Minister has just made the announcement. IWC add their comments.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Guidance given to schools on how to record pupil absence during Coronavirus outbreak


The situation is ever-changing, but here's Gov guidance on how schools should record pupil absence during Coronavirus outbreak

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 4:10pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight SEND Stories #5: ‘It consumes your life, feels as though you’re running through treacle, every step forward is harder than the last’

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The clouds created by emotional tension built up during the school day are blocking out Henry’s sunshine, say his parents whose lives have been consumed by trying to get him the right SEN support

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 6:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment