The Family Directory

Category: FPS3

October 26, 2020
Support for vulnerable families and children

Following the national debate about the provision of free school meals during the school holidays and aware of the significant and increasing numbers of deprived families on the Island, council leader Dave Stewart has confirmed that the Isle of Wight Council remains committed to ensuring all Island children and families in need of vital food […]

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October 24, 2020
Consultation opens on special educational needs funding.

The Isle of Wight Council is seeking feedback on a proposal for changing the way that top-up funding — which provides support for children with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) — is paid to mainstream schools. Today (19 October), an eight-week consultation has opened on the council's proposed Special Educational Needs (SEN) banding framework […]

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October 20, 2020
Cowes Primary Pumpkin Carving

The children of Cowes Primary have settled back in so quickly since September and have been excited to carry on their learning journey. Despite social distancing restrictions, they have been doing an array of projects  in their class bubbles, including the very popular Quest where they undertake a variety of activities which include gardening, sports, […]

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October 20, 2020
Discover Autumn Evenings at Robin Hill

Make the most of two of the Isle of Wight’s best-loved attractions this autumn with a Joint Park Ticket, giving you discounted access to both Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill.  Following a successful summer opening, including some spectacular event highlights, the parks have confirmed they’ll be re-opening for the entirety of the autumn half term, […]

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August 4, 2020
Come and join in the Planet Aware Ocean Challenge this summer.

The challenge is a series of 7 tasks to get people of all ages out to the coast and having fun while learning about some of the issues our Ocean faces. The Planet Aware Ocean Challengewas developed from an original idea suggested by University of Portsmouth marine biology student Kai Grundy.  The Challenge is aimed at […]

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August 4, 2020
Waterside Pool Ryde Open

 It’s good news for Ryde charity Waterside Community Trust as it reopens it’s doors from Monday 3rd August. Following months of careful planning to bring the centre up to covid secure guidelines, the Board of Trustees are delighted to welcome back it’s members and the public alike. On Friday, it was the perfect day with the […]

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July 3, 2020
Hovertravel returns to 30 minute frequency

Today Hovertravel has announced that from 6th July, its timetable will offer flights every thirty minutes. Hovertravel has continued to operate throughout lockdown, providing a critical community service and offering the only fast ferry option across the Solent, whilst carrying an extremely small proportion of its normal passengers. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, says: […]

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July 3, 2020
Residents reassured that coronavirus cases remain low on the Island

The Isle of Wight Council has moved to reassure Islanders that there has not been a local surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and residents should not panic or feel unduly armed. It follows the recent release of cumulative Covid-19 infection rates for the Isle of Wight and the expected release of new data later today […]

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April 11, 2020
Army arrive on the Island to help the NHS prepare for COVID-19

Army personnel have been deployed on the Isle of Wight to help with the reconfiguration of St Mary’s hospital as part of the national planned mutual aid arrangements for military support for major incidents.  The NHS on the Island is putting in place its plans for the expected increase in people who need hospital treatment because of COVID-19.    As part of this, a detachment […]

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