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New road markings to help improve safety around school entrance

staff and pupils outside St George's School

Cars pulling up right outside the school were obscuring the entrance

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 4:19pm

By Anna Price

Ryde Academy students chosen to represent Team England at ‘Olympics of dance’

Ryde Academy Dance Team member posing for photo on beach

This is amazing news for the dance team at the school. UK finals to be held in the summer

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 11:00am

By Nat Nelson with one comment

Former Sandown teacher discovers two of his students are running in the election too

Gary Clarke in Lake

As a teacher, Gary says he is always perturbed by comments that young people are apathetic or not interested in politics

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 4:30pm

By Sally Perry

Yarmouth Vintage Car Boot sale organiser says it will come back – If councillor is voted out

The upscale popular Fair was much-loved but came to an end when the decision to close the local primary school was made, but the organiser says he could be convinced to restart it and has some conditions

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 12:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Students given masterclass in essential speaking and listening skills

Students during the Talk the Talk Workshop

Students at Cowes Enterprise College have been given the opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills, learning how to use persuasive language techniques to get ‘their message’ across

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 11:21am

By Luke with one comment

Crowdfunder to help improve mental and physical health of pupils after Lockdown

Issa Batrane at Bridlington sea front

The school is looking forward to hosting a workshop with the beach volleyball champion, Issa Batrane, and needs to raise £1,000

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 8:34am

By Sally Perry

Concerns expressed at Government plans to stop face coverings in secondary schools

female students in classroom wearing face coverings

Twenty leading scientists have joined with educational unions, parents and students to write to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson about the plans

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 1:32pm

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Former teacher standing alongside inspired students in Isle of Wight council election

Claire, Jaimie and David

The former teacher says discovering that two previous students are running alongside him as candidates in the elections is “a source of immense pride”

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 8:05am

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments

30 new graduates from UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship course ready for work

UKSA graduation

Almost half the graduates from UKSA's Superyacht Cadetship course have already secured work, with 37 per cent having had their courses paid for by donors

Friday, 30th April, 2021 9:29am

By Chloe Buchanan

Children’s mental health and wellbeing is a basis for good learning says ‘Turn the Page’ campaign

Turn The Page poster

Parents are encouraged to tune into the 30-minute launch on Saturday morning to hear from speakers such as Michael Rosen

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 2:54pm

By Maria Villa Vine

‘Covid is to blame not the council’ claims Conservative on their failure to deliver on key 2017 education election promise

man with unhappy face on piece of paper

In their 2017 election manifesto, the IW Conservatives promised that within four years all IW schools would be rated good and 25% outstanding by Ofsted. They’ve failed - and are blaming it on Covid

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 6:55pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Unions join forces after plans to axe 15 jobs at Sandown school revealed

Exterior of The Bay

One staff member said they were I "appalled by the treatment of the staff over the past few years", as the future of 15 jobs is under threat in latest consultation

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 5:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment