Primary school places, become a school governor, Art at Akinson, and spotting the signs of sepsis

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Connect Me - Children & Families

12 January 2017

Welcome to the latest Children and Families 'Connect Me' bulletin

Don't delay in making your application

Hundreds of Devon families still need to apply for a primary school place for their child – admissions close at midnight on Sunday 15 January.

Don’t delay – apply today 

Twitter: @DevonAdmissions

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Can you help make a real difference in Devon schools?

Governors and Trustee word cloud

Did you know that you don’t have to have children at a school to become a Governor or Trustee?  Nor do you need to have any connection with it. 

“Volunteering as a governor or trustee is hugely rewarding, with the potential to help make a real difference in Devon schools,” says the Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for schools, Cllr James McInnes. Find out more about becoming a Governor or Trustee.

Art from Atkinson

Art from Atkinson

Artwork and photography by young people at the Atkinson School is on show at the Exeter Phoenix (Walkway Gallery), from 11 January – 11 February 2017

By encouraging the students to express themselves creatively through art, Atkinson helps children and young people to manage their emotions, offering positive intensive support and giving them opportunities to develop to their full potential so that they can return to a positive lifestyle in the community.

Spot the symptoms of sepsis

Devon is backing a nationwide campaign to help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives.

The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0-4 and includes a new film featuring mother and campaigner Melissa Mead, who lost her baby son William to sepsis in December 2014.