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Wave Trust, which provides high quality education for pupils in Devon and Cornwall, has been chosen by the Department for Education to open a new special free school in Somerset.

Part of the Government’s free schools programme, the new school will provide 120 new school places for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 16 who would benefit from a special school environment because of barriers to learning. These will include both speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

22nd May 2020

Attached is a guide for leaders in alternative provision (AP) which has been written by a number of us who lead trusts, provisions and networks across the country. We hoped it might be useful to share it with our networks at this challenging time. Please feel free to share with any colleagues if you think they might find it helpful.

18th May 2020

Last week the Government announced that the next phase of school reopening will begin from June 1st 2020 provided that it’s key tests are met. This marks a first tentative staging point on the road to recovery. Fully opening schools is seen as essential for the sake of our children’s education and our nation’s future.

7th May 2020

As parents, pupils and teachers across the country wait to hear when and how schools will officially re-open following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, Wave is continuing to do what it does best – providing the highest quality education for its pupils and equipping them with the skills they need for both education and life.

24th April 2020

Staff at Wave Trust’s academies in Cornwall and Devon are rightly proud of the artistic achievements of their pupils. Last year talented young artist Tegan Rowe won first prize for her age group in the prestigious Young Art Cornwall competition, with artwork produced by pupils from the Shoreline Academy in Barnstaple winning first prize in the Young Art Devon competition in February. Now two Wave academies in Cornwall are taking part in an exciting new programme being led by the Crafts Council.

20th April 2020

You may have seen some news reports suggesting that the Government had set a date for re-opening schools in England. This is not true. The Government has not yet made a decision on when to partially or fully re-open schools.

9th April 2020

Earlier this week we contacted all our parents and carers to determine the demand for opening educational hubs for vulnerable children and children of key workers. Although demand still remains low, we have decided to open the following academies:

  • Penwith (Penzance)
  • Nine Maidens (Redruth)
  • North Cornwall (Bodmin)
  • Stansfield (Exeter)
  • CHES (Truro)
  • Torlands (Exeter) - open on Tuesdays and Thursdays

The new educational hubs will open on Tuesday 14th April 2020. 

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.