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Pupils of Woolsery Primary School in Bideford showing off their nature crowns

Devon schools urged to take learning outdoors

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement aiming to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. Since its creation in 2012, thousands of pupils in Devon have taken part in the initiative through making their own compost, creating homes for wildlife and growing food.

Posted on: 12 May 2021 | Posted in: Education
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Schools adapted quickly, shifting focus to remote learning

Schools and colleges across Devon, over the space of just a few days last March, shifted their focus from learning face to face in the classroom, to a model of remote learning, via Teams, Zoom or other online learning platforms.

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Education

Schools remain open for children of critical workers and the vulnerable

All children who are entitled to free school meals will still be able to receive them – even if they are not attending school

Posted on: 5 January 2021 | Posted in: Education
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Full support for heads and school leaders

The county council has confirmed its full support for heads and school leaders in the difficult decisions they have to make. Devon County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for schools, James McInnes, said: “We support our school leaders inaaa

Posted on: 4 January 2021
Photo of Councillor James McInnes

Govt. urged to ensure that Devon can deliver a ‘Covid-safe education’ in Devon

In a letter Cllr McInnes, DCC’s Cabinet Member for Schools urges the Education Secretary to ensure that Devon has the resources to deliver a ‘Covid-safe education’.

Posted on: 27 October 2020 | Posted in: Education
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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
boy lying on the sofa looking unwell

Parents urged to help keep schools safe

There’s always a rise in the number of bugs and illness at the start of term, and this year for obvious reasons, there has been a heightened awareness of when our children feel unwell, though in most cases this will not be coronavirus (COVID-19).

Posted on: 18 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Schools are working flexibly to keep pupils and staff safe

Schools have over the last couple of weeks welcomed back students for the new term. For some, that’s the first time back since March, and for others it’s a new start altogether.

Posted on: 10 September 2020 | Posted in: Education
school supplies and face covering

More than nine in 10 children back in school in Devon

More than 90 per cent of Devon pupils are already back in school as the new academic year gets under way in the county. That compares with an average of 96 per cent in normal times.

Posted on: 8 September 2020
Photo of Councillor James McInnes

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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