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.

Heroes for Heroes: Isle of Wight union delivers chocolates for staff at 54 schools

heroes chocolate

Whilst not heroes in the classical sense, education staff have shown resilience and courage, performing repeated selfless acts for the common good. They were thanked with chocolates or flowers last week

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:48am

By Peter Shreeve

Tables-Tastic: Isle of Wight Mum invents card game to help children with times tables

The new tablestastic car game laid out on table

Within ten days Alison has already raised 50 per cent of her Kickstarter funding target to produce this novel card game invented during lockdown to help her kids with their times tables. Details within

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 7:48am

By Alison Critchley

Musical composition by Cowes student praised by Economist Educational Foundation as ‘very articulate’

clarinet sitting on top of sheet music by Iain Cridland

The piece of classical music was composed by a Year 8 student and based on the concepts of power and opposition in politics. Listen within

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 12:25pm

By Rachel Dillon

Further disruption in Isle of Wight schools due to Covid-19

empty classroom with just tables and chairs

Isle of Wight schools continue under a huge amount of pressure to ensure Covid-safe learning environments, with yet more having to juggle remote and in-classroom learning

Friday, 20th November, 2020 10:09am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight school attendance higher in autumn term when compared with other areas

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Cllr Brading encourages people not to speculate about who might have tested positive for Covid-19 in school settings

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Coronavirus creating ‘shocking disruption’ to school attendance, figures reveal

school classroom with chairs on desks

Peter Shreeve says the “Government has done nothing to reduce class sizes to reduce transmission networks” and worries that the Isle of Wight is heading the same way as Hull

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 8:22am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Staff absence threshold for year group reached at Isle of Wight school due to Covid-19

whiteboard and desks in classroom in black and white

Schools have been put under a huge amount of pressure to ensure Covid-safe learning environments, with many having to juggle remote and in classroom learning

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 3:28pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s first early years SEN hub a step closer

pre-school - child with crayons drawing

A preschool on the Isle of Wight has been awarded £37,000 to open the first early years SEN hub

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 12:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

New Anti-Bullying Ambassadors elected at Isle of Wight school

Y7 at cowes enterprise college

Cowes Enterprise College say they put student wellbeing at the heart of everything they do and are always working to ensure that kindness and compassion is at the forefront of all policies and practices

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 9:57am

By Rachel Dillon

Education union calls on Government to take urgent steps to massively increase testing of school pupils

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The National Education Union says schools have been given inadequate advice - more often than not delivered at the last minute - and with no additional funding

Saturday, 14th November, 2020 8:43am

By Peter Shreeve with 5 readers' comments

Over 400 out of 15,200 Isle of Wight pupils are self isolating due to Covid-19

red teddy bear with face mask on

Put in context, 2.65 per cent of the population of Isle of Wight school-age children are self isolating after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19

Friday, 13th November, 2020 9:36am

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

Considering sixth form options? Log on to Ryde School’s Virtual Information Evening to find out more

ryde school sxith form montage

The breadth of university courses chosen by Sixth Form pupils is testament to the way Ryde School helps pupils achieve their individual ambitions. Find out more at the Virtual Information Evening

Thursday, 12th November, 2020 6:29pm

By Feature Writer