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Education: Primary

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A FAMILY of schools has gathered a cluster of experts to ensure all children with special educational needs (SEND) are given the best possible education. BMAT Education, which looks after primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London,…

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OLYMPIC kayaking hopeful Ottilie Robinson- Shaw is visiting The Downs Primary School on the 17th of June 2021 and wanted to send over a personal message. This is part of a fund-raising campaign on behalf of the school. For more details,, click below https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/downs https://www.youtube.com/embed/N6eTMbZWX1o

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CHILDREN at Purford Green Primary and Potter Street Academy have taken part in a ‘healthy lifestyle’ week. Activities included ‘The Mindful Mile’, a taste challenge – sampling different and unusual fruit and vegetables, increasing their physical fitness levels using pedometers to track their step count,…

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AN independently-led task force is set to invest £1.5million in education recovery across Essex. The first meeting of the new Essex Education Task Force took place recently, marking the start of ambitious plans to address the short- and long-term impact of Covid-19 on children and…

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THE government is considering paying teachers to add an extra 30 minutes to the school day in England under leaked proposals to help pupils overcome a year of disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic reports The Guardian. A plan drawn up by Sir Kevan Collins,…

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AS part of the Great British Spring Clean and the Harlow Wombles the children and staff at Pear Tree Mead Academy have been tidying up and litter picking around their school grounds and the local area. Groups of children from all year groups across the…

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PURFORD Green Primary school has achieved the School Mental Health Award which is delivered by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Purford Green School were awarded a Silver standard for its effective mental health and wellbeing provision. Purford Green provides a…

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OLYMPIC kayaking hopeful Ottilie Robinson- Shaw is visiting Purford Green Primary School on the 17th of June 2021 and wanted to send over a personal message. This is part of a fund-raising campaign on behalf of the school. For more details,, click below https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/purfordgreen https://www.youtube.com/embed/rcDN6HBppF8

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PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, took part in a sponsored readathon to top up their reading corners. Arranged by the school’s PTA FORSA, the event saw children raise a total of £1,500. The amount was topped up by Usborne Books to a value…

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SCHOOLS in England could lose £118m funding for poor pupils this year, the Local Government Association says reports the BBC. The education department is bringing forward the annual date for counting those eligible for the pupil premium, which it says will help plan budgets. Pupils…

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THE number of unauthorised absences from schools in Essex almost vanished following a year of lockdown. Figures from Essex County Council show just six penalty notices were issued between March 8, 2021 and April 1, 2021 – compared to the 688 issued between March 11,…

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THE chief executive of Harlow Foodbank has highlighted the growing partnership between his organisation and local schools. Andy Thornton said: ‘Harlow Foodbank currently has a partnership with 20 of the 55 Harlow Schools, placing food in their premises for teachers to give without prejudice to…

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INTRIGUED children have kept their eyes on their classroom around the clock as their new classmates rapidly developed. After receiving ten eggs and hatching equipment, pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, set up a live stream to monitor the new arrivals. The egg cam…

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LEARNING was brought to life as children lived by Victorian standards and rules for the day. Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, were taken back in time as they sampled the life of a Victorian child. Year 6 were immersed in Victorian times,…