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Monthly Communication Archives: September 2020

EXPIRED School Leadership Updates – Webinar – 5 October at 4pm

This is a new short and regular slot for headteachers, senior leaders and governors to tap into ‘in the moment’ updates. Led by the School Effectiveness Team, the first session will explore a suggested approach to school self-evaluation as schools re-open and how this will support the key themes in the new Ofsted visits. There Continue reading →

How do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Children’s Learning?

Thursday 12 November 2020 , Virtual Conference hosted via Click Meetings , 09:00 – 12:15 The effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences are not uncommon and can have a dramatic impact if they are not recognised and responded to. When children are exposed to adverse and stressful experiences, it can have a long-lasting impact on their Continue reading →

Let’s Make Music Happen in the ‘New Normal’

Devon and Torbay Music Conference Thursday 22 October 2020 – Hosted Virtually Via Click Meetings – 09:00 -15:45 Classroom (specialist and non-specialist), instrumental and vocal practitioners are invited to join us for a day of informative, thought-provoking and inspirational sessions that will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make music happen in your Continue reading →

Making our Curriculum Anti-Racist in Devon

Thursday 5 November 2020 – Virtually Hosted via Click Meetings – 09:00 – 12:30 As educators we are in the privileged position of having influence and making change happen so that we can help make a better future for all; as Devon is county with predominantly white schools we have an even bigger job in Continue reading →

EXPIRED Greener Devon Week – Youth Parliament

In recognition of the Climate Emergency, Youth Parliament for Devon are planning a ‘Greener Devon’ week for schools and youth groups from the 19 – 23 October.  Their aim is to educate on the issue and promote some of the amazing climate action that is already taking place in Devon.  They are putting together a Continue reading →

Proposals Implemented: Silverton Primary School, Monkerton Primary School and Roundswell Primary School

Silverton C of E Primary School The Governing Body of Silverton Primary School approved a proposal to lower the school’s age range to take 2-11 year olds and this has been implemented from the beginning of the Autumn Term 2020. Monkerton Community Primary School Monkerton Community Primary School, Exeter opened in September 2020 & is Continue reading →

EXPIRED Consultation: Pathfield and Bidwell Brook Schools

Pathfield School, Barnstaple Following consultation, Devon County Council has published a Brief Notice and Full Proposal to increase places at Pathfield School from 137 to 186 day places and a change of category to include Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties for boys and girls, aged 3-19, with effect from Mid December 2020. Bidwell Brook School, Continue reading →

EXPIRED Consultation: Monkleigh Primary School – proposal to lower age range

Devon County Council is consulting on a proposal to lower the age range of Monkleigh Community Primary School from 4-11 to 2-11 from January 2021. Monkleigh Pre-School, a Governor run Pre-School, is situated on the grounds of Monkleigh Primary School and takes 2, 3 and 4 years olds. This proposal is concerned with the pre-school Continue reading →

Building the Foundations of a Quality Curriculum within the Early Years

Tuesday 24 November 2020 – Virtual Conference hosted via Click Meetings, 09:00 – 12:30 ‘Children’s brains develop more quickly, they learn more rapidly between the ages of 0 and 7 than at any other stage. So the experiences children have at this time really count. What you do makes all the difference.’ – Amanda Spielman, Chief HMI Continue reading →

EXPIRED South Molton Community Primary School: consultation on proposal to enlarge

Devon County Council is consulting on plans to enlarge South Molton Community Primary School from 240 places to 315 places from September 2021. Further information is available via: If you would like to comment on the proposal, please email by the deadline of 21 October 2020.  

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