Strong opposition against plans for guest house to help the Island’s homeless (updated)

Castle lodge in Carisbrooke

One resident said, “I am very aware of the less desirable people that frequent Newport and I don’t want them living and visiting opposite my house”

Saturday, 13th February, 2021 2:15pm

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

Community councillor calls for more robust planning strategy for the Isle of Wight

Joe Lever - Green Party cllr

Cllr Lever believes that until the Isle of Wight Council delivers on an adequate planning strategy "we will likely continue to see more undesirable planning applications, such as those in Gunville"

Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 9:12am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Reduction in local council tax portion for Newport and Carisbrooke residents

UK coins in a glass jar

As well as a reduction in the local portion of council tax Newport and Carisbrooke residents have to pay for local services, the council share details of new things they will be supporting in the coming year

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 12:48pm

By Lucy Molyneux

School staff perform ‘Christmas Spectacular’ as a thank you to students

iwef xmas video - singer outside with inflatable snowman

We could all do with something uplifting to sing along to or put a smile on our faces, so why not check out this video by staff at Isle of Wight Education Federation staff?

Monday, 21st December, 2020 9:59am

By Sally Perry

Virtual Ofsted visit to Isle of Wight gathers information for national research programme

Christ the King College Sixth Form building

While the pandemic continues, all Ofsted inspections have been postponed, but Isle of Wight schools have been virtually visited as part of a national research programme to learn about the impact Covid has had on education

Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 12:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

First Isle of Wight Covid-19 vaccinations begin today

Mocked up covid-19 vaccine bottles

The vaccinations will be carried out strictly by invitation only, so Isle of Wight residents are asked to not contact their surgeries

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 12:01am

By Priya Mistry

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

New Headteacher appointed at Isle of Wight school

kevin mcdermott

Mr McDermott is currently Director of Pastoral Care at St Gregory’s School which was judged ‘outstanding’ by the Diocese of Clifton

Friday, 6th November, 2020 3:16pm

By Caroline Curliss

Isle of Wight school confirm another case of Coronavirus – now a member of staff (updated)

Covid-19 test tube

Children who are identified as coming into contact with the affected member of staff are advised to self isolate for eight days

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Three memorial benches installed by Community Council

newport bench

The VE day bench will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the excellent views along Newport Quay and the river.”

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 11:54am

By Lucy Molyneux with one comment

GCSE results: Christ the King College 2020 results

Lucy Dover, Seve Coelho, Olivia Pattimore (left to right)

The Head of School says that during this time of school closure, pupils have demonstrated resilience, independence, creativity and positivity

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 11:44am

By Caroline Curliss

GCSE results: Carisbrooke College and Medina College 2020 results

Thumbs Up

The Executive Head says he's confident the Centre Assessed Grades are an accurate reflection of what the students would have achieved under normal circumstances

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 10:40am

By Gemma Long