News

7th April 2020

In common with other schools across the country, Wave academies across Devon and Cornwall have moved to a Distance Model of Education and Safeguarding as a result of COVID-19.

In response to the latest guidance released by the Government on maintaining education provision, we are investigating how we could further enhance our current offer. Options under consideration include re-opening or part re-opening some of our academies. The only feasible way of doing this in the current circumstances would be to operate a ‘hub’ model. This could mean the provision may not be at the academy pupils usually attend and also may not be led by the members of staff they are used to working with.

24th March 2020

Following the Government decision to close schools on Friday we contacted parents of all 700 pupils at Wave academies in Devon and Cornwall to assess the potential need to open educational hubs for vulnerable children and children of key workers.

23rd March 2020

Wave academies across Devon and Cornwall have moved to a Distance Model of Education and Safeguarding due to significant staff absence as a result of Covid-19.

In response to the guidance released by the Government with regards to maintaining education provision, we are urgently establishing how we can further enhance the offer in place by re-opening or part re-opening some of our academies. Currently the only feasible way of doing this will be to operate a hub model, and as such this provision may not be at the academy the child is used to attending, and may not be with staff that they know.

10th March 2020

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO A SHORT FILM ABOUT THE WAVE TRUST ANIMALS PROJECT

From tigers, meerkats and snakes, to horses, dogs and tortoises, staff at Wave are using animals to help pupils build their self-confidence and manage their behaviour in the classroom. Research has shown that using animals in a therapeutic way can help reduce stress and anxiety for pupils, as well as increasing their confidence and motivation for learning. This can then lead to improved school attendance and enhanced relationships with fellow pupils and teachers.

26th February 2020

Helpline launched to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Public Health England have recently updated information for travellers. Please click on the link for additional advice: Additional advice: Coronavirus (Cvoid19)

 

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31st January 2020

When Cornwall’s outstanding Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) was originally set up to provide education for children who are unable to attend school for medical reasons, the majority of pupils had physical conditions such as broken bones or long term illnesses like cancer. Today, while CHES still supports children with physical conditions, around 80% of its pupils have mental health needs, including depression, anxiety and self-harm.

CHES is part of the Wave Trust, the largest Alternative Provision provider in the South West, and recognised as the most successful trust in the country for providing high quality education for pupils who have been excluded from school or who are not in school for medical reasons. As well as its medical provision, Wave has six academies in Cornwall and three based in Devon for pupils who have been excluded from school or who are at risk of exclusion.

22nd January 2020

12 months ago Cornwall’s Wave Trust, recognised as the most successful trust in the country for providing education for pupils who have been excluded from school, took over the running of the Central Devon, North Devon and South and West Devon academies.

Today the three academies have new names: Stansfield Academy, The Shoreline Academy and the River Dart Academy, new principals and are celebrating a significant improvement in educational standards and exam results, improved teaching facilities and strong support from pupils and parents.

22nd January 2020

Our students are having a fantastic time working with Newlina Eco-gardens, an incredible social enterprise organisation providing inspirational learning in the outdoors. Based in a green and peaceful 2-acre garden near St Newlyn East, staff from Newlina have a wide range of training and experience from organic horticulture, forest schools and permaculture, to music, cooking, storytelling in education and wood craft.

10th January 2020

12 months after the official launch of Wave Trust, all 300 members of staff from Wave’s 11 academies across Cornwall and Devon came together at the China Fleet Club in Saltash on 10th January 2020 for a very special day of activities and workshops.

The aim of the day was to celebrate the first anniversary of the three Devon Academies joining the Wave family, the opening of Torlands, Sowenna, the award of Glendinning House Special School and reflect on the hard work and positive achievements during an action packed 2019.