Mark Hall becomes first community partner with Accuro

ACCURO provides a range of services for local children and adults with a disability and their families and is now entering its 30th year of successfully delivering services. The charity is keen to develop Community Partnerships with a range of local organisations and businesses to help establish stronger links with the wider community that will be of mutual benefit to the charity and its community partners.

Excitement for Winter Games at Harlow LeisureZone

THE festival will be opened by Rio 2016 hopeful, Wheelchair racer, Richard Chissarro from Harlow who is funded by the Active Essex, Essex County Council Inspired Athletes Awards at Gold level and Vic Goddard, Principle at Passmores Academy, Harlow who starred in the Channel 4 TV series Educating Essex in 2012.

Axed Pupil Unit is improving says Ofsted

Improve the behaviour and safety of the pupils by: – providing a learning environment that stimulates and challenges all
pupils to engage successfully in all lessons – ensuring that staff and pupils conform to the centre’s rules and
procedures – making sure that all teachers comply with policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all pupils.

Rainbow nation celebrated at St Marks

STUDENTS, parents and the community were invited to wear their national dress to or clothing in the colour of their national flag to the show. The evening students presented an eclectic programme of song, music and dance to an enthusiastic audience of family and friends to welcome their wonderful cultural in to the school.

In defence of Latton Green Primary: “Ofsted is sweeping across Harlow like a disease.”

Ofsted is sweeping across Harlow like a disease, putting our so called ‘failing’ schools into Special Measures, so that they are forced in to becoming Academies. Although I can only speak for myself, and my children’s progress, I would urge anyone who was considering enrolling their children at Latton Green not to just take the Ofsted report as a decision maker for your choice, as it is, and always has been, in my opinion, a good school, with great staff, who have the pupils needs and education at the top of their list of priorities, unlike Ofsteds box ticking exercise which seems to be on their agenda as soon as they see a ‘Harlow’ address attached to it.

Rylan stars in St Luke’s nativity

X-FACTOR star and all round good guy, Rylan dropped in on St Luke’s primary to star in their school nativity play. The children, aged between 7 and 10, won TalkTalk’s Shining Stars competition aimed at finding the next generation of aspiring singers, dancers and actors. The performance was professionally filmed and will be screened to millions on the country’s fastest growing TV service, TalkTalk TV later this month.

Burnt Mill head delighted at namecheck in major education report

LAST WEEK, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilsher, produced his annual report on education in England. The report made for grim reading for some schools but there at the heart of the report was a great tribute to Burnt Mill Academy. The report said: “The headteacher of Burnt Mill Academy in Essex provides exceptionally strong and effective leadership, which is driving the significant improvements seen in the academy.

Are Harlow primary schools in crisis?

ARE HARLOW primary schools in crisis or are they on the way up? On Thursday OFSTED published the reading, writing and maths tables for primary schools in Harlow. All schools are supposed to ensure that 60 per cent of pupils gain at least “Level 4” in formal reading and maths tests, combined with an informal teacher assessment of children’s writing abilities.

The Great Harlow College bake off!

WITH the festive season fast approaching, students at Harlow University Centre are inviting people to a Christmas cake sale in aid of St Clare Hospice on Monday, December 16. Organiser Charlotte Castle, who is studying BA Journalism, said: “We hope that many of Harlow’s locals will attend and show their support to raise money at such a festive time and make this small gesture a triumph for the town’s youth who will be helping at the event.

Ground breaking ceremony for University Technical College

A ground-breaking ceremony took place last week to symbolise major construction work beginning on the new multi-million pound University Technical College opening in Harlow. Mike McKeaveney, Principal of Sir Charles Kao UTC, led the ceremony on Friday 6th December 2013 accompanied by Robert Halfon MP, Mike Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University and Chair of the UTC steering group with other partners of the UTC.