Education

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...

Crunch-week for Falmouth School, after damning Ofsted report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth School has only a few days to ensure that its response to a damning Ofsted report reaches the Department for Education – or risk losing...

Local government Ombudsman rules against Cornwall Council, and in favour of Delabole families, in the long running saga of school bus passes

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has apologised to the parents of children from Delabole whose bus passes were taken away because County Hall officials decreed that they could walk,...

Pondhu primary school to keep temporary classroom – at the expense of its playing field

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been allowed to keep temporary classrooms because a development which was set to provide funding for a permanent building has stalled. Cornwall...

Temporary classroom or play space? Planners to decide for Pondhu primary school

By Richard Whitehouse Planners meet today (Monday) to decide if a primary school can keep a temporary classroom for an extra three years, despite opposition from Sport England. Pondhu...

Advocates for Roma gypsies and speakers of ancient Norman among those attending the UK’s first “National Minorities Summit” at Falmouth tomorrow

By Anne North About 90 people are expected to attend the first-ever UK National Minorities Summit, at Falmouth, tomorrow (Friday.) Hosted by Cornwall Council, the event is to mark...

Archaeologists digging deeper to help Calstock Roman fort yield its secrets

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Archaeologists have discovered a Roman road and possible ancient mine during excavations at Calstock, Tamar Valley. Experts will now carry out further analysis of the previously-unknown...

As Falmouth prepares to host first-ever UK “National Minority” summit, what next for the Cornish Project?

By Anne North A £10,000 summit for Britain’s “national minorities” is due to take place in Falmouth this week, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cornwall being included within...

Looe’s library to close for three months, pending conversion to a “community hub”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Looe’s library is to close next week for renovation.  A temporary mobile service will start in Looe starting on 8th July and continue for three months....

Bishop of St Germans moving on to new pastures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Bishop of St Germans is to leave his post for a new job within the Church of England.  Chris Goldsmith is to become leader of...

UK’s National Minorities invited to Falmouth to celebrate five years of Cornwall’s “protected” status

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall is trying to drum up enthusiasm for a “National Minorities’ Summit” to be held at Falmouth University next month to celebrate the fifth anniversary...

Success at last for five year campaign to save St Just library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work has started to re-roof the roof and entrance porch of St Just Library, which has been safeguarded following a successful five-year campaign by local people....