Launderette dreams for former chemist

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Plans have been submitted to convert a former pharmacy in Newport into a launderette. The application is open for comments by the public.

Monday, 30th April, 2018 12:58pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Leadership changes at Christ the King College

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Following the unexpected retirement of Pat Goodhead as Principal of Christ the King College, an Interim Executive Principal and Head of School have been appointed.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 4:04pm

By Gemma Long

Unexpected retirement announced by Christ the King College headteacher

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After nine and a half years as headteacher at Christ the King College, Pat Goodhead has told parents she intends to retire at the end of this term.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 11:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Primary School goes from Special Measures to Good

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Ofsted had many great things to say about the staff, pupils and governors at this Isle of Wight Primary school, which through hard work and determination has gone from 'Special Measures' to 'Good' in three years.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 3:05pm

By Sally Perry

Discover the history of Carisbrooke Castle Museum at afternoon talk

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Find out more about the history of Carisbrooke Castle Museum and the people who helped it become what it is today. Booking essential.

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 3:13pm

By Chris Welsford

Isle of Wight primary school ‘Good’ says Ofsted

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Congratulations are in order to staff and pupils at this Isle of Wight primary school which has received yet another 'Good' rating from the education watchdog, Ofsted.

Thursday, 4th January, 2018 8:40am

By Sally Perry

Christ the King accuse Isle of Wight council of lying in latest round of public ding dong


In a detailed response starting with 'categorically untrue' and laden with 'refutes', Christ the King College lay out their stall, including disclosing that after they couldn't raise the £4m to buy the building, CtK signed up for a £10m hire purchase agreement instead.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 2:53pm

By Gemma Long with 7 readers' comments

IWC challenge school’s claims, insisting Christ the King College responsible for lease liability

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The battle between Isle of Wight council and Christ the King College has just gone up another notch with the council picking through the claims made by CtKC, claiming the school is responsible for the building lease, not the council.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 8:43am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Christ the King College refute Council’s view on school’s ‘ill-judgement’

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Following the Isle of Wight council's statement this morning claiming Christ the King College was £2.7m in debt, the school has responded, refuting IWC's claim that the decision to lease the building was ill-judged, claiming audits have shown "there is absolutely no evidence of any financial mismanagement".

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 1:35pm

By Sally Perry

Christ the King College £2.7m in debt after ‘ill judged’ agreement say council (Updated)

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Isle of Wight council say they've tried to work with the Christ the King College, but still no plan exists. "This is an enormous debt for one school to accrue", said the council leader.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 10:46am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

More improvement needed at Isle of Wight secondary school, say Ofsted


Ofsted say the pace of learning in lessons is too slow and that leaders have not made sure that the school has improved quickly enough.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Campaign to help educate children in the developing world

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, recently met pupils at Christ the King College to discuss their campaign to help educate children in the developing world.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 10:36am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment