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Melissa Caslake
19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

15 January 2021

New DiAS resources for SEND families

DiAS have published updated resources and information for parents about school and education during this lockdown.

15 January 2021

New YouTube channel for pre-school children

With TailfeatherTV, children can explore and engage with fun topics through dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing.

15 January 2021

Vaccinations update – 15 January

Both the Oxford vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine are now in use in Devon, while large vaccination sites across England are starting to open.

15 January 2021

Public warned about vaccine scam

Trading Standards has issued a warning about fake texts offering a COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details.

15 January 2021

Additional funding for school meals

Extra funding is being provided to support schools to provide food parcels or meals to children who are eligible for free school meals. 

15 January 2021

Provision of laptops and data to support remote learning

The Government is providing extra laptops and tablets to support children who do not already have access to a device for remote learning.

15 January 2021

Exams and school attendance update

GCSEs and A and AS Level exams will not go ahead this summer, with some form of teacher-assessed grading to be used instead.

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7 January 2021

New Speech Language and Communication Needs training event

A new SLCN awareness training event for staff working with children and young people in education settings is taking place on 3 February.

7 January 2021

Autism training course for school leaders

An autism training course providing practical support and resources for school leaders is starting this January.