Education

Truro New Town: council offers sweeteners to help ease the pain

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has asked cabinet members to ensure that project funding is “set in stone” for communities that will have a new town built on...

New boss for troubled Falmouth School

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A new chief executive is due to take command at Falmouth School next week, following a damning Ofsted report which accused former managers of “off-rolling” some...

Cornwall’s children’s services rated “outstanding”

By Anne North Ofsted has rated Cornwall’s children’s services as “outstanding” – putting County Hall in the top 10% of local councils in the country.  Cornwall is the only...

St Just finally wins its five-year campaign to save town’s library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A five-year campaign to save St Just library has finally been won.  The local town council has completed its takeover of the service from Cornwall Council,...

Pupils in Cornwall’s special schools face shake-up, as County Hall tries to slash £1.5 million from Alternative Education budget

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s main provider of special schools - serving pupils who for medical or behavioural reasons cannot attend their local mainstream school – has been told its...

Government admits it is “disappointing” that would-be A-level pupils in St Austell cannot complete their studies locally

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has admitted it is going to be “disappointing” St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double about the provision of A-level courses at Cornwall College....

Cornwall’s Citizens’ Advice helps write off £5.4 million debt

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Citizens Advice Cornwall has helped write-off £5.4 million worth of unmanageable debts for people in the county according to new statistics released by the charity today....

Paperwork mix-up cancels Jeremy Corbyn visit to Falmouth University

By Peter Tremayne Young Labour Party activists in Falmouth were disappointed when university students had to cancel a planned visit by Jeremy Corbyn last night (Thursday) because of a...

City Council takes over Truro library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City Council has taken over the local library.  Responsibility for the facility transferred from County Hall yesterday (Tuesday.) The ownership of the Passmore Edwards library,...

Cornwall Council appoints its new boss for Children, Schools and Families

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has appointed a new director of Children’s Services, responsible for schools and families. Meredith Teasdale (right) had previously been Director of Education with Wolverhampton...

Private schools in Cornwall to face “redistribution” of assets under a Labour government

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Private schools in Cornwall are studying the detail of radical proposals approved by the Labour Party conference which would not only strip them of their charitable...

Health chief points to decline of school arts classes as factor in mental health problems

By Richard Whitehouse The chairwoman of the health trust responsible for mental health in Cornwall says that a reduction in creative arts in schools could impact on young people....

Councillors to debate call to make them walk “dangerous” school routes

By Graham Smith The debate about young children having to walk long distances to school, along dangerous country lanes, is set to re-ignite next week when some Cornwall councillors...

Falmouth School chief quits after damning Ofsted report

By Graham Smith Brett Miners, the chief executive of the Multi Academy Trust which runs Falmouth School, is quitting the £120,000-per-year job with immediate effect, Cornwall Reports understands. Parents...

Lottery cash for Cornish seal charity

By Julia Penhaligon The People’s Postcode Lottery has given nearly £20,000 to the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust. Grey seals are globally rare, and more than 40% of the...

Education & Skills Agency pulls plug on some Cornwall College courses, leaving 14-16 year-olds in the cold

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall College Group has apologised after being forced to cancel some courses because it could no longer access funding. The college runs a number of courses...

Falmouth University climbs back up the league table, ahead of next week’s A-level scramble

By Anne North With hundreds of thousands of A-level students getting their exam results next week, Falmouth University has climbed back up the national league table – from 90th...

New £1.75 million transit site for gypsies and travellers poised to open

By Anne North Cornwall’s first transit stopping site for gypsies and travellers will be completed and open later this month.  Cornwall Council is planning to unveil the new £1.75...

County Hall refused to co-operate with Ombudsman investigating why homeless teenager was given a tent

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council refused to co-operate with the Local Government Ombudsman and had to be threatened with legal action to disclose information about why it gave a...

Falmouth School faces a long battle to satisfy Ofsted, as new Trustees submit “Action Plan” to Department for Education

By Peter Tremayne Parents and pupils at Falmouth School have been warned it could be a year before all of the measures necessary to address Ofsted’s concerns are fully...