Home » Archives by category » News » School

Five Islands School Board Of Governors To Resign

Five Islands School Board Of Governors To Resign

The governors of the Five Islands School have said they will resign. The school was given an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted last month and subsequently placed under special measures. In a letter sent to parents, Chair of Governors Ben Julian said the governing body was inviting the local authority to set up an interim executive […]

Governors Call Special Parents’ Meeting As Five Islands School Rated Inadequate By Ofsted

Governors Call Special Parents’ Meeting As Five Islands School Rated Inadequate By Ofsted

Teaching and leadership at Scilly’s Five Islands School is ‘inadequate’ according to the latest Ofsted inspection report, published today. That’s the lowest grading that inspectors can give and a step down from the previous ‘requires improvement’ rating given in 2014. And the Chief Inspector says the school now requires “special measures” to be put in […]

Five Islands School Rated Inadequate In Latest Ofsted Inspection

Five Islands School Rated Inadequate In Latest Ofsted Inspection

Scilly’s Five Islands School has been rated as ‘Inadequate’ in the latest Ofsted inspection report, published today. Inspectors highlighted problems with leadership and management as well as the quality of teaching. We will bring you a full report when we’ve had a response from the governors and the Local Education Authority.

Poetic Inspiration Delivered To Scilly’s School Children

Poetic Inspiration Delivered To Scilly’s School Children

Children at the Five Islands School have received poetic inspiration thanks to a unique project, funded by a £1,500 grant from Steamship Group’s Community Fund. ‘Poetry Postie’ Sally Crabtree held workshops with pupils to show that poetry can be fun and doesn’t have to be boring. She’ll now turn their words into postcards, which she […]

Students Bring Awards Home Following Music Contest

Students Bring Awards Home Following Music Contest

Music students from the Five Islands’ School have returned from the Cornwall Music Festival with six trophies. Sixteen pupils travelled to Truro earlier this month to represent Scilly in the annual competition between Cornish schools. And Scilly’s students gained the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in two classes. The grades achieved were: Becky Smith, grade […]

Governors’ Minutes Highlight Concerns At Five Islands School

Governors’ Minutes Highlight Concerns At Five Islands School

Concerns over the finances at the Five Islands School, teaching standards and Key Stage 2 results have been raised by both governors and the Council. That’s according to minutes obtained by ScillyToday of the school governors’ meetings between October and December. Those reports have not been made available for parents and the wider community yet. They reveal […]

Get ‘Hands On’ With Science At The Five Islands School

Get ‘Hands On’ With Science At The Five Islands School

Parents will have a chance to get ‘hands on’ with science at a special open evening being held at the Five Islands School on Tuesday. It’s part of National Science Week and will allow parents with children in years 5 to 11 to find out what they’re learning in the school’s laboratory. Acting Head of […]

Five Islands School Excels In Music

Five Islands School Excels In Music

The Five Islands School continues to excel in music, with all fifteen students who recently underwent examinations being graded at ‘merit’ or higher. Youngsters aged between 10 and 15 years old performed solo and combined pieces, as well as musical theatre in the Grade 2 to 7 exams. All the students passed, some with flying […]

School Needs To Use ‘Healthy’ Budget To Improve Standards Says Governor

School Needs To Use ‘Healthy’ Budget To Improve Standards Says Governor

The Council’s recently appointed local authority governor says the Five Islands School should, “not sit there with a healthy budget and a poor Ofsted score.” Phil Rowe was speaking at the recent Children’s Committee meeting, where members discussed how standards were being improved for certain age groups at the school. The Council’s senior officer for […]

Page 1 of 51123Next ›Last »