Isle of Wight education

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Swanmore Middle School: School Reorganisation Public Meeting

Text that follows is taken directly from the Isle of Wight Council Website: Whilst we want as many people as possible to attend the meetings and to tell us their views, it is important to

Friday, 18th January, 2008 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Sandown High School: School Reorganisation Public Meeting

Text that follows is taken directly from the Isle of Wight Council Website: Whilst we want as many people as possible to attend the meetings and to tell us their views, it is important to

Friday, 18th January, 2008 11:26am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Medina High School: School Reorganisation Public Meeting

Text that follows is taken directly from the Isle of Wight Council Website: Whilst we want as many people as possible to attend the meetings and to tell us their views, it is important to

Friday, 18th January, 2008 11:25am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Forelands Middle School: School Reorganisation Public Meeting

Text that follows is taken directly from the Isle of Wight Council Website: Whilst we want as many people as possible to attend the meetings and to tell us their views, it is important to

Friday, 18th January, 2008 11:22am

By IW Council Press Office

Geoff Lumley On Dykey’s Phone-in

Geoff Lumley On Dykey’s Phone-in

Labour councillor Geoff Lumley will be appearing on the Alex Dyke phone-in today to discuss the proposals between noon and 1pm on 102 and 107 fm. He’s already had much to say about the matter

Friday, 18th January, 2008 11:12am

By Rachael Brooks

Rob Da Bank Becomes Patron Of St Catherine’s School

Rob Da Bank Becomes Patron Of St Catherine’s School

In case you didn’t see it in last weeks County Press, Bestival Head Honcho, Rob Da Bank, has now become patron to St Catherine’s School in Ventnor. Rob was approached by the school a few

Friday, 18th January, 2008 11:02am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fewer Local Schools Will Lead to Less Parental Engagement

And Another Thing. By removing children at an even younger age from their local communities parents will be less likely to become involved with school activities, PTA’s, Governorship and attending parents evenings or simply meeting

Friday, 18th January, 2008 10:04am

By Standards-Not-Tiers

Initial Response to Isle of Wight Council’s 2008 Consultation on Education Reorganisation

We’re big supporters of the work of Standards Not Tiers and happy to publish their press releases on VentnorBlog to help keep you informed of the changes proposed to the education system on the

Friday, 18th January, 2008 10:01am

By Standards-Not-Tiers

Neighbourhood Learning Courses Winter 2008

Neighbourhood Learning Courses Winter 2008

These courses are brilliant and well worth looking at if you have some spare time or fancy learning a new skill. They are a great way to meet new people and at only £3,

Wednesday, 16th January, 2008 11:08am

By Alison Knapman

Statement On Schools Admissions

Following the detailed publication of the council’s proposals for education reform, a number of parents and carers have been contacting the council’s School Admissions Office. Many are requesting details of how they can change

Wednesday, 16th January, 2008 9:46am

By IW Council Press Office

School Reform Discussions Board Opens On VentnorBlog

School Reform Discussions Board Opens On VentnorBlog

The council has taken the decision – as they do with all public consultations, they tell us – not to allow public discussion about the school reforms on their online Forum. Their logic is that

Tuesday, 15th January, 2008 4:21pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

No To School Discussions On Council Forum: UPDATED

No To School Discussions On Council Forum: UPDATED

Given the significance of the proposal to shake up the Island’s education system, published yesterday, we find it amazing that the residents of the Island aren’t being allowed to comment on the Council’s own

Tuesday, 15th January, 2008 3:23pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments