Tag Archives: Cllr James McInnes

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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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Big rise in children applying for a primary school place in Devon

There has been a big increase in the number of Devon families applying for a primary school place this September.

Posted on: 16 April 2020 | Posted in: Education
Devon County Councillor James McInnes and colleague on the roof of the new extra care housing scheme

Landmark in construction of Exeter’s pioneering Extra Care scheme

Councillors have celebrated the progress in constructing the UK’s first super energy efficient Extra Care scheme, which is on schedule to open in Exeter later this year. The main structure is now complete for the development off Topsham Road, whichaaa

Posted on: 4 March 2020| 2 Comments
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Big rise in applications for secondary school places in Devon

There’s been a big increase in the number of children applying for a place at a secondary school in Devon this year.

Posted on: 2 March 2020 | Posted in: Education| No Comments
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Big investment to provide more places for vulnerable children in Devon

More than £19 million is being spent in Devon to create another 300 places for vulnerable children in the county’s special schools.

Posted on: 20 February 2020 | Posted in: Education| No Comments
Young carers, sister and younger brother

Devon celebrates Young Carers Awareness Day

Last year Devon Young Carers actively supported over 1,100 young carers in Devon. We want to support more. Today, national Young Carers Awareness Day, we’re visiting schools across Devon to talk about support for young carers

Posted on: 30 January 2020| No Comments
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Met office hosts foster families winter party

Fostered children enjoyed a really interesting day with their families at the Met Office, Exeter, this week.

Posted on: 27 January 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing| No Comments
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Devon schools’ chief welcomes spending boost

Devon’s schools’ chief is welcoming a big spending boost for education in the county.

Posted on: 11 October 2019 | Posted in: Education