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More children in school in Devon

Latest figures show that number of children currently attending schools across Devon has gone up to 93 per cent – that compares to 90 per cent nationally

Posted on: 9 October 2020 | Posted in: Education
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New special school for Okehampton planned

Devon County Council’s Cabinet is being asked to approve spending £8 million on building a new special school in Okehampton

Posted on: 9 October 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Face coverings must be worn on school transport

Students in Devon are being told they must wear face coverings when travelling on school transport

Posted on: 9 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Deputy Leader writes to the Government outlining changes to special needs education

Devon County Council’s deputy leader James McInnes has written to the Government outlining a number of changes to special needs education regulations which would save money whilst still providing high quality care for vulnerable children.

Posted on: 4 September 2020 | Posted in: Education
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School transport guidelines drawn up ahead of September return

Devon County Council has been working with schools, colleges and transport operators to plan for the full return of students in September, following the school transport guidelines set up by The Department for Education (DfE)

Posted on: 21 August 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Devon chosen to be part of ambitious national pilot

Secondary schools in Devon are set to take part in an ambitious national project aimed at providing better care for children.

Posted on: 10 August 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Innovations by Devon’s health visitors lead the way nationally

All 1,575 babies born in Devon during the height of the lockdown, from March 1 to May 31, received a phone assessment and a community clinic appointment.

Posted on: 27 July 2020
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Devon schools call for clarity on September reopening

Devon County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for schools, James McInnes, has written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson asking him for much greater clarity on how the return to class will be achieved.

Posted on: 25 June 2020 | Posted in: Education
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40 per cent of families took up the offer of primary school classes this week

Around 40 per cent of families took up the offer of classes for their children in Devon’s primary schools this week.

Posted on: 2 June 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Families urged to check if their children are eligible for free school meals

Families in Devon are being urged to check if their children are eligible for free school meals as the coronavirus crisis creates more hardship across the county.

Posted on: 28 April 2020
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