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Education: Primary

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THE efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in a family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades.Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. From teaching staff to site teams, pastoral support, administration and senior…

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WILLIAM Martin School’s brilliant pupil, Rachel, has decided to complete an amazing cycling feat, to raise money for bike sheds for her school. The keen cyclist will be completing a 26-mile cycling challenge at the end of May, with her dad, Dan, riding along the…

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A FAMILY of schools has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up the newly created post of Director of SEND in April with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children…

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HOLY Cross Academy are fundraising for Brain Tumour Awareness by wearing hats. One of their year 1 students was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour so they thought it would be a great idea to participate in this amazing day by wearing a hat. Lots…

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AN education commission is being set up by The Times that could lead to radical change across schools and universities reports The Times. It brings together experts including senior MPs, head teachers, academics, vice-chancellors and a children’s author who will work on the year-long project that is…

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A NEW headteacher is preparing to build relationships with her school community. Jen Pearce takes on the role of head of school at Magna Carta Primary Academy, in Stansted, after the Easter break as Marios Solomonides moves on to a new position. She joins from…

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ON the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, Passmores Academy have created a video to remember those from their community that they have lost. Chief executive, Vic Goddard said: “We spoke about loss, opportunity, empathy and grief. Some of our community shared the names and…

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ST James’ CofE Primary School on Paringdon Road, is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded Enhanced Healthy Schools status, in recognition of the hard work and impressive outcomes the school has achieved in improving the health and wellbeing of students through a whole-school…

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CHILDREN and staff at The Downs Primary School and Nursery kicked off their shoes and showed off their funky socks in support of Young Carers’ Action Day. The initiative to support young carers and raise awareness is a national event which this year was held…

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OVER the last few weeks it has been fantastic to welcome more and more of the children back to Little Fishes pre-school and just in time for Mothers Day!   After reading the story “My Mummy” they asked the children what they loved about their mummies or what they loved to do with…

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A SCHOOL is set to unveil a brand-new building as its pupils return to the classroom. For the last few months, building work has been taking place to expand and develop the facilities at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow. The extension provides the growing school…

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EXCITED children were keen to see which mystery character was reading their daily story to them as part of World Book Day. Pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, eagerly tuned in each day to watch two teachers from their school read to them from…

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A NUMBER of Pemberley Academy teachers have been nominated for Essex Teaching Awards. A spokesperson said: “We are a school that is genuinely blessed to have so many committed and talented staff, without each and every one, Pemberley wouldn’t be the school it is. “This…

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CHILDREN are being shown how to make their bed, to hoover, set the dinner table and sort the recycling – by their school teachers. Teachers at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy have released a series of video tutorials to help their pupils to develop life skills.…

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AS part of World Book Day, teachers at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, took inspiration from The Masked Singer to create a buzz around reading for pupils. Each day, pupils were given clues as to the identity of the teacher behind the emoji masks…

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MONTHLY challenges are helping children to build a love and talent for reading, writing and maths. Pupils in all year groups at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, are set monthly challenges to give them alternative ways to indulge in the key skills. Maths challenges…