8:00 am, Wed 28 Nov 2012
Cornish primary schools better than average
74% of Cornwall's primary schools are rated good or outstanding.
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The education watchdog Ofcom says primary schools in Cornwall are performing 5% higher than the national average.
74% of the county's primaries were rated as good or outstanding.
Only seven schools were judged as inadequate with the remaining 55 all judged as satisfactory..
3:23 pm, Fri 21 Sep 2012
Schools begin legal action over GCSE changes
Students sitting their GCSEs
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At least five schools in the west country have begun legal action over changes to the GCSE marking system.
Many students who were predicted to get grade Cs in their English papers actually got Ds.
Penryn College and The Taunton Academy are among those challenging the exam regulators Ofqual and exam bodies. They want the papers to be marked in the same way as those taken earlier in the academic year.
7:12 pm, Thu 20 Sep 2012 Exeter Head Pay Scandal
West Exe College pay scandal: full report
The financial management of Exeter's largest school has been heavily criticised in a report.
The headteacher of West Exe College, earned £152,000 pounds a year, amost three times the average head's salary.
The pay scandal cost him his job - and that of his wife - she was the deputy head. An investigation has found evidence of excessive pay and a culture of secrecy.
Our Exeter correspondent Seth Conway reports.
2:52 pm, Thu 20 Sep 2012 Exeter Head Pay Scandal
Chair of Governors blew the whistle on pay scandal
Chair of Governors Peter Scott
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Chair of Governors Peter Scott has spoken to The West Country Tonight after publication of the auditor's report into the failings at West Exe Technology College.
Mr Scott blew the whistle on the way the school was being governed that led to the resignation of the headteacher and his wife who was the deputy head.
"When we discovered what all the salaries were, clearly I was very concerned and we needed to take some action."
"The difficulty was the full governing body has a corporate responsibility for the school not always had a full picture as to what was going on."
1:19 pm, Thu 20 Sep 2012 Exeter Head Pay Scandal
Details on the investigation into West Exe College
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6:21 pm, Wed 23 May 2012 Art Awards For Schools
Arts Council school awards
194 schools and colleges across the West Country have been told they've been awarded prestigious art mark awards.
12:20 pm, Wed 23 May 2012 Art Awards For Schools
Schools recognised for art
Schools recognised for art opportunities
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Nearly 200 schools and colleges across the West Country have been told they've been awarded a prestigious art mark awards.
The gongs from the Arts Council are in recognition of work carried out by schools to give their students opportunities in the arts. Cockwood Primary School in Devon is one of the school's which was given gold status by the council.