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.

Four Isle of Wight schools benefit from generous Waterstones book donation

Box of books being donated

The books were all left from the World Book Day event that took place just before lockdown and were shared with four schools

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight primary school retain Ofsted ‘Good’ rating

Row of coloured pencils

The school was found to be taking effective action to improve standards and prioritise pupils' achievement

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 8:50am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight’s Caitlin overcomes adversity and awarded national title of ‘BTEC Engineering Learner of the Year’

caitlin marsh brown

Congratulations to Caitlin Marsh Brown, who overcomes adversity everyday but has not let that prevent her from excelling in all aspects of life

Friday, 26th June, 2020 5:14pm

By Rosie Mann with one comment

Extra staff and teaching space needed for full return to school in September, say NEU

Examination desks

The NEU welcomes the £1bn pledge by the Government, but adds that if social distancing is still required in September, the Government will have to find extra education staff and extra teaching spaces

Friday, 19th June, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Government need to give clear message for September opening, says Isle of Wight school leader

social distancing keep 2m apart sticker on shop floor

Secondary school leaders share their views on the return of pupils to schools in light of the Coronavirus outbreak

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 1:24pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight College: Helping young Islanders discover their future career

Poster with student holding laptop

The Isle of Wight College can offer a positive path to the future, tailored to young people’s needs. Don't miss the Virtual Open Day to find out more

Monday, 15th June, 2020 5:53pm

By Feature Writer

Proposal to increase number of SEND places in some Isle of Wight schools

School sign

Proposals for an increase to the number of SEND places in the Isle of Wight's school system have gone live

Monday, 15th June, 2020 3:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Ryde Academy to welcome back 140 Year 10 students this week

Ryde Academy arrows and lines on floor for social distancing

The Academy has been open for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers, but will welcome back Year 10s on Tuesday

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:13pm

By Sally Perry

NEU welcomes Rev. Jesse Jackson to Black Lives Matter solidarity webinar on Monday

Rev Jesse Jackson

Rev Jesse Jackson said, 'The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up'. Anyone can register to watch him talk at Monday's NEU Webinar

Friday, 12th June, 2020 5:04pm

By Peter Shreeve with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council agree new school term dates despite negative feedback from schools


One school said to the new term dates, “The children and staff will be on their knees with a seven-and-a-half week half term and all the excitement and illness associated with the last few weeks of the autumn term"

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 5:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school leavers can access career support through Island Futures

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The Island Futures service offers support for the next steps of school leavers

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 11:03am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Union responds to expected Government ‘backslide’ on pupils returning to school

school playground through fence

The NEU say the minister is expected to backslide today on plans for all primary school children to have at least four weeks of class time before the summer

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 11:54am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments