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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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