David Pugh on Cowes Enterprise: I’m not publicly accountable anymore

David Pugh

Following calls for him to return be asked questions about Cowes Enterprise College, the ex-Leader of IWC gives his reasons why he won't be taking up the offer.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 7:59pm

By Simon Perry with 37 readers' comments

School application numbers expose parents’ concerns (Updated)

September 2014 school applications graph

OnTheWight has obtained the numbers of those applying to join each IW secondary school. There's a lot of surprises in there.

Friday, 28th March, 2014 9:36am

By Simon Perry with 18 readers' comments

The Academy sponsor that runs a third of Island schools told by Gov to stop

School classroom :

Discussions in Parliament reveal that Academy sponsor on the Island has been restricted in taking on any new schools.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 10:27am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Plans for new education scrutiny panel to be formed

Magnifying glass

Following the damning report by Hampshire's Director of Children's Services on Island education, a new scrutiny panel is to be formed.

Tuesday, 24th December, 2013 12:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Official: Isle of Wight council failed in its Statutory Duties in education

county hall

Official Hampshire CC report exposes catalogue of failures in education by the Isle of Wight council going back years, leaving education in a state that is 'full of danger'.

Tuesday, 24th December, 2013 10:03am

By Sally Perry with 73 readers' comments

NUT Survey: 68% of teachers considering leaving teaching or moving off the Island

Unhappy five pound note

The IW branch of the NUT predicts a huge recruitment crisis in the next year in Isle of Wight education after the Council failed to reach an agreement over pay policy.

Tuesday, 8th October, 2013 9:30am

By Dominic Coughlin with 8 readers' comments

Steve Beynon ‘has a great deal to answer for’ says MP

Andrew Turner

MP says there was too much energy expended on changing the structure of the school system and an unhealthy obsession with new school buildings instead of a steely focus on what is going on in the classroom.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2013 3:52pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 23 readers' comments

BBC’s take on Isle of Wight elections

Amongst the quotes is David Pugh showing confidence, saying "If we don't get a majority there is no other grouping that will".

Wednesday, 1st May, 2013 1:08pm

By Simon Perry with 21 readers' comments

Does the Island really not need more Gov funding for schools?


As a whole, the Island may have a surplus of pupil places over all schools. An unverified source insists that some Island schools are full to the gunnels, so would have benefit from this Gov funding.

Monday, 29th April, 2013 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Carisbrooke College goes into Special Measures

Carisbrooke college:

Another blow for the Isle of Wight education system as a third secondary school is placed in Special Measures by Ofsted.

Wednesday, 24th April, 2013 7:16pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight has highest percentage of secondary school absentee rates in country


The number of absentee pupils rose in 2011-12 rose from the previous year's figures.

Thursday, 11th April, 2013 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Academies Enterprise Trust ‘barred’ by DfE from taking on new schools (updated)

Wagging finger:

The academy sponsor is told by Department for Education to improve results at their 66 academies, which includes two on the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, 30th March, 2013 4:11pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments