THE HEDGEHOGS of Millwards now have a home after Harlow Council delivered houses to Millwards school. Becci Court from Community, Leisure and Cultural Services at Harlow Council was joined by councillor Nick Churchill as they presented the children from Millwards School with 21 bird boxes and seven hedgehog houses.
NEITHER the governing body nor the Headteacher is legally allowed to close the school “in sympathy” with the strike and we will not do so. However, our main concern is the safety of our students. A school can only close if in the opinion of the Headteacher it is not safe to remain open. Having considered the impact of not having a significant number of teachers in school on this day, I have decided that it is not possible to maintain an adequate level of provision for our students or to ensure the necessary level of supervision. Consequently, I have decided that the school will close to students.
THE inaugural Essex Teaching Awards, which will celebrate good practice across the county is now open for nominations. Essex County Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “As Cabinet Member for Education I frequently hear about the great work taking place in educational settings. Teachers play an important part in the lives of all people and we are launching the teaching awards to celebrate and recognise these achievements.
THE POLSKA Szota przedmiotow ojczystych opens this month in Harlow. The Polish Saturday School will teach students about Polish culture and tradition as well as the Polish languag
INTEVIEWS are being held today to find the principle of the New The Sir Charles Kao UTC (SCK UTC) Which will be opening in Harlow September 2014. The University Technical College for students aged 14 – 19 opening in Harlow in September 2014 will be located within the grounda of the current Harlow college.
BURNT MILL is taking neighbouring primaries under its wing on its journey to becoming world-class. Education and achievement at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, continues to go from strength to strength after once again securing the very best GCSE results in the town this summer.
The Playhouse are currently recruiting volunteers to take part in The Hatch- Harlow’s first scare attraction, due to run at the Playhouse in late October.
ALL ACROSS town, all during the week, the sight of slightly over-sized uniforms have been seen scuttling down the streets as they head towards their new school. But today has been a special day for those going into their reception year.
THE OWNER of a Kids Club, thrown into special measure has vowed to fight the decision by Ofsted. Emma Pickering has been running the FTA Kids Club in Barn Mead for a number of years. In 2010 it received a GOOD award from the government watchdog.
APPLICATION dates have now been set for secondary school places for September 2014. Parents and carers must apply between 31 August 2013 and 31 October 2013 to secure a year seven secondary school place. Applications can be made via the website at www.essex.gov.uk/admissions . The website also enables parents to search for school information, read Ofsted reports, check admissions criteria and catchment areas, and submit applications.
STEWARDS Academy continues to push the school’s level of achievement for GCSE’s and yet again continues the upward trend with an overall result of 58% of pupils achieving 5 or more A* to C grades with English and Maths. Following on from the recent excellent Ofsted report this reflects the tremendous hard work by staff and pupils in working towards the school’s challenging internal targets.
AN OUTSTANDING Harlow school just officially got even better! The Ofsted-rated outstanding Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has for the third year running broken its previous GCSE result record.
IT SAYS a lot about a College that the students go at great length on camera to pay tribute to their tutors and the help they gave them. Interim principal, Dr Elaine MacMahon, head of sixth form, Louise Turner were joined by dozens of staff and hundreds of students as they came to get their […]
STUDENTS and staff at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School are today celebrating another set of excellent A level results, with students once again exceeding previous record breaking results and many going on to universities, often the first in their family. Another superb pass rate was achieved with 99% of all A level examinations passed […]
SCHOOL may be out for most, but for the newest recruits to Burnt Mill Academy, the learning was just beginning. For the second year, the academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, is holding its summer school for the new Year 7 intake. Instead of the new starters fretting during the long summer break about starting “big […]
ESSEX Libraries are running a Sensory Story Time at branches across the county. The story time which is aimed at children of all abilities is led by volunteers trained by the Mid Essex Preschool SEN/AEN (Special Educational Needs/Additional Educational Needs) Specialist Teacher team.
THE Year 7 and 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, have seen their work published in a book which has now gone on sale. The second Burnt Mill Academy anthology features work from those students who could benefit from some extra incentive with their literacy.
A NEW HARLOW school with over 200 places is set to be built. But Essex County Council won’t reveal any details regarding where the school is, what the name of the school is, what type of school it is or anything else.
STUDENTS from Mark Hall School in Harlow held a BAKE SALE and donated the proceeds to Harlow Foodbank. They raised an incredible £118.55. A spokesperson for the school said: “Please find attached the photos of the girls and boys who took part. The person who came to me with the idea was a year 7 girl by the name of Holly Powell.
STAFF, governors, parents and students were celebrating today after achieving a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes. Just a few months ago, Ofsted had slammed the school, putting them into the special measures category.
OVER FIFTEEN members of staff are set to leave Mark Hall as the school year draws to a close on Friday.
The school have ended the year with another woeful report from Ofsted that leaves them still in special measures. But the school, under new ownership through the Academy Transformation Trust, will start the new academic year in September, hoping to literally transform itself.
BOSS of Chill Out Kids slams Ofsted report that claims her after school club is “inadequate” as “unfounded”. Among the criticisms are that; “The owner has failed to ensure that the areas used by children are safe and secure. Staff do not keep a record of all accidents and injuries to children in their care. In addition parents are not consistently informed if their child has had an accident. This does not protect the well-being and safety of children.”
Eliminate poor behaviour and improve pupil attendance to at least average levels by: implementing the new behaviour policy effectively and consistently tackling persistent absence with rigour working in partnership with parents to reduce levels of unauthorised absence for holidays during term time.
THE LITTLE STARS of the Little Stars nursery had a visit from the local fire officers on Tuesday afternoon. The engine made it down to the nursery close to St Mary of Latton church.