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How Exeter’s Education Recovery Group is already making a difference

Published: 27 November 2020

Glen Woodcock Glenn Woodcock

Over the past few months, public sector organisations and local businesses have been working together on the Liveable Exeter Place Board  to develop plans to support Exeter’s recovery from Covid-19.

Glenn Woodcock Chaired the Education Recovery Group, which revealed that five per cent of children in Exeter’s primary schools don’t have access to broadband, and 12 per cent don’t have access to a suitable device for learning making access to learning limited.

The ongoing work of this group has recently helped to raise over £30,000 to buy devices for children most in need and most at risk of falling behind in their education due to the pandemic.

Now, thanks to that generosity, all primary schools across Exeter will be able to access a library of devices which will be loaned to children who are learning from home.

Glenn said: “The thing that we’re most concerned about going into the winter of this year is making sure that those children in our vulnerable groups.. have some sort of access to a digital platform in the event that they need to isolate or be schooled from home…So what we want to try and do is create a library of devices which will be available to any child in Exeter having to isolate or remain at home for any reason.”

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Watch the full interview below…

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