Isle of Wight education

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Whether it be the latest Ofsted inspection report, GCSE and A-Level results; pupils’ achievements; or educational trips, this is the place to find up-to-date, reliable information.

Positive steps forward for secondary school ‘requiring improvement’

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The leadership and teachers have worked hard to help the school become a happier and more cohesive community, with shared higher expectations of what pupils can achieve and how they behave, says the Ofsted inspector.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 11:44am

By Sally Perry

Blue House Bay students raise £1,180 for CLIC Sargent

Mr Bricknell, Head of Blue House, with some of the Blue House Council members

With the support of the local community and hard work of the students of the Blue House of The Bay CE School, over £1,000 has been raised for CLIC Sargent's Young Lives v Cancer campaign.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:02pm

By Karen Bricknell

Isle of Wight council say 1,000+ day delay for care plan was ‘an exceptional case’

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The Isle of Wight council say that an individual wait of 1,005 days for a finalised Education and Health Care Plan was an exceptional case and that the majority of cases are finalised within the 20 week deadline.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 6:33pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

SEND Crisis: Isle of Wight third longest delay in country for support plan

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An investigation by the BBC found that the Isle of Wight had the third longest individual delay for finalising a support (EHC) plan for those with special educational needs.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 2:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s children’s social care services: Inadequate to Good in six years

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After being rated Inadequate by Ofsted in 2012 the government insisted IWC partner with another authority's Children's Services and after teaming up with Hampshire, five year's later the IWC's social care service is now rated as Good.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 12:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Parents launch fundraiser after vandals hit at Isle of Wight primary school

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Parents of children at this Isle of Wight primary school say the teachers and pupils do not deserve to start the new school year with this terrible action of vandals.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 1:40pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight nursery rated Outstanding by Ofsted


The Ofsted inspection found the manager and senior leadership team of this Isle of Wight nursery have a shared vision for excellence and are constantly seeking ways to improve. Read the full report here.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 12:08pm

By Sally Perry

More than quarter of local authority-run Isle of Wight schools in deficit

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In a mixed picture, more than a quarter of state-run schools on the Isle of Wight don't have enough funding to pay their outgoing, DfE figures reveal, as schools asked to do more.

Monday, 17th December, 2018 9:03am

By Harriet Clugston with 4 readers' comments

Ofsted praise for high-quality Isle of Wight teacher training programme

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Inspectors said the partnership had established an excellent reputation for providing high quality teachers at Isle of Wight schools, with the two Isle of Wight tutors having achieved outstanding ratings twice in less than two years.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:50pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight teaching staff recognised at award ceremony

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Teachers, support staff and other school employees were recognised at the inaugural Isle of Wight Education Awards.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight schools in bottom 20, with SEND crisis ‘catastrophic for children’ say union

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Ofsted's South East Director said schools like Cowes Enterprise College have managed to turn themselves around, but the Island is still not doing well enough for children who need extra support, such those on free school meals and those with special educational needs.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 11:54am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight primary school criticised by Ofsted

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The inspector said teaching was not good enough and ‘confused’ pupils did not make enough progress, but the Executive Headteacher said that staff and pupils had worked extremely hard and the inspectors recognised the strengths in the school.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 8:57am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment