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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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Tips to help your child prepare for school

Children will have had very different experiences while at home, in terms of learning and personal experience, than the ones they would have had in school. 

Posted on: 26 August 2020
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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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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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Open letter to parents and carers of children with SEND

Open letter to parents and carers of children with SEND, from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.

Posted on: 31 May 2020
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Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers

Posted on: 2 April 2020 | Posted in: Education
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New special school opens in Devon

A new Devon special school will welcome its first students on Monday.

Posted on: 6 September 2019 | Posted in: Education
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Cash boost for education in Devon

Devon could see an extra £20 million for education over the next two years following the Government’s spending review

Posted on: 5 September 2019 | Posted in: Education
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Devon headteachers honoured

Devon headteachers have been honoured for a lifetime of service to education at a special reception hosted by county council leaders. Devon County Council leader, John Hart, deputy leader and Cabinet Member for Schools, James McInnes and Head of Educationaaa

Posted on: 25 July 2019 | Posted in: Education
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Sherford’s new school bids fond farewell to its first leavers

Sherford’s first primary school – Sherford Vale – has completed its first academic year and said goodbye to its first Year Six leavers

Posted on: 24 July 2019 | Posted in: Education
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