Tag Archives: schools

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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
primary school aged child writing on a white board

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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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
primary school aged child writing on a white board

Letter from our Head of Schools about returning to school

Our Head of Education and Learning has written to parents and carers about the re-starting of schools for some year groups.

Posted on: 18 May 2020 | Posted in: Education
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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
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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
The Bishop of Exeter and the Chair of Devon County Council unveil a plaque.

Community Celebrates New School

Okehampton’s new primary school has been officially opened by the Chair of Devon County Council and the Bishop of Exeter.

Posted on: 11 July 2019 | Posted in: Education
Councillor James McInnes

Devon’s Deputy Leader calls for more cash for schools and special education

Devon County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet Member for Schools, James McInnes, has written to Education Secretary Damian Hinds on behalf of all the political parties on the council calling for more money for education

Posted on: 8 May 2019 | Posted in: Education
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Exeter pupils rewarded for life skills

Twelve lucky Exeter school pupils have been out for a slap-up lunch as reward for their success in a novel life skills programme.

Posted on: 27 February 2019 | Posted in: Education
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Devon councillor elected national chair of school funding campaign

Devon has a new national champion in the continuing fight for fair funding for schools.

Posted on: 15 October 2018