There are fears education cuts will see colleges losing almost a fifth of their financial support for courses aimed at 18 year olds
Hundreds of schools across the South West will be closed on Thursday because of a strike by teachers. Here's a list of state schools closed.
Daley has finished his last day of school today on the same day he's had to pull out of next week's European diving championships.
Students at universities throughout our region have had their classes disrupted today because of strike action by lecturers.
Campuses in Plymouth, Falmouth and Exeter have all been affected. Union members are angry with a 1 per cent pay rise offer. John Bevir reports.
Students at universities throughout the region could have their classes disrupted today because of strike action by lecturers.
Plymouth, Falmouth and Exeter Universities are expected to to be hit, union members are angry with a 1% pay offer.
Students at universities throughout the region could have their classes disrupted tomorrow, because of strike action by lecturers.
Both Plymouth and Exeter Universities are expected to to be affected.
The University College Union and Unite are angry about the rate of pay for university staff.
A residential and day centre for children and young people with autism in North Devon is to close down its school, with the loss of up to a hundred jobs.
Broomhayes Centre at Bideford says that, after failing to reach high standards of care and education, they will no longer look after children and will concentrate on caring for young adults instead, Seth Conway reports.
The National Autistic Society has promised to work with the people affected by the closure of the Broomhayes autism school.
A statement from the society said: "We acknowledge that there are considerable improvements to be made at Broomhayes, and we are committed to working with CQC and other stakeholders in order to provide the very best support we can to the people in our care."
It added: "Employees at the centre were informed of this decision earlier today. We will be working with staff to agree the next steps and providing them with support throughout this process.
"We know that this is unsettling news and would like to assure all those connected to the Centre that we are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for them."
Around 100 redundancies could be made with the closure of Broomhayes Special School in Bideford, Devon, the National Autistic Society said. A statement from the society read:
Recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Ofsted have shown that we are not currently reaching the high standards of care and education at Broomhayes Centre that we have set ourselves. We have also faced some financial challenges at Broomhayes over the last few years.
We have taken the decision to close the residential and day school provision for children at Broomhayes Centre on a date to be agreed in the early part of 2014.
A fall in child referrals and the ageing of those currently being cared for have seen Broomhayes change into a much more adult focussed service. As such, we are looking to continue developing a smaller and more focussed service for young adults.
The following is an extract from a statement published on the school's website:
– Statement on the Broomhayes School website
A fall in child referrals and the ageing of those currently being cared for have seen Broomhayes change into a much more adult-focused service. As such, we are looking to continue developing a smaller and more focused service for young adults.
We acknowledge that there are considerable improvements to be made at Broomhayes, and we are committed to working with CQC and other stakeholders in order to provide the very best support we can to the people in our care.
A school for autistic children and young adults in Bideford, Devon, is to close its child provision in 2014. It will focus solely on young adult care. Broomhayes School and Children's Centre has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission and has seen fewer child referrals.
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It's been a day of disruption for thousands of parents, but one of protest for teachers in the south west as strike action hit the region's schools.
It's meant many have been closed - forcing parents to take the day off work to look after their children.
The teachers are protesting about their pay, pensions and jobs.
But the Government has described it as 'bad for pupils and bad for parents'.
John Andrews reports.