In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school is currently implementing a comprehensive online academic programme for all of our students, using Microsoft Teams. Our aim is to continue to provide this until such time as we are able to open again.
Our Admissions office is still open for enquiries for September 2020 and beyond.
The school will continue to support the North Devon community through provision of PPE and practical help, as long as it is needed.
Yesterday our Sixth Form biologists had the opportunity to learn from expert medics how to perform various surgical techniques. Nineteen of our Year 12 and Year 13 biologists benefitted from hands-on experience in surgery.
Mr Luke Brunton, Mr Michel Kenaan and Mr Owen Sparkes, who work in the orthopaedic surgery departments at NDDH, came to teach the students how to use a scalpel and how to do two different types of suture.
Mr Danny McRae showed students how to insert a chest drain and how to remove air and fluid from the chest.
Meanwhile, Mrs Katie Cross taught students how to repair a bowel using suturing techniques.
Dr Liz Shawcross showed the students how to insert and remove Nexplanon, a depot contraceptive.
Thank you to all our visitors for giving up their time to help our students and to Owen Sparkes, a surgical assistant, who was also on hand to support the students. The experience is invaluable and the support from experts is much appreciated.