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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy

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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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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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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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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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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…

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TEACHERS took part in a classic party game to inspire children to read. As part of World Book Day, 23 teachers at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, played Pass the Story to capture pupils’ attention. Each member of staff recorded themselves reading part of…

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AFTER four months of concept development, planning and creating, a Wall of Code design has been installed around the walls of the ICT room at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow. Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “The Wall of Code is designed to inspire our children…

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KEEPING active, eating well and taking care of mental health was the focus of a special week for children. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, held Healthy Schools Week to remind pupils to look after themselves in lockdown. Pupils in all year groups got involved,…

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WE do like to drop in on Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and see what they are doing on social media. They have a fabulous presence on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Today we drop in as they teach pupils to draw Ray the Pilot Snail. https://www.youtube.com/embed/PR4vfBvQgpQ

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ASSEMBLY is such an important part of the school day. Cooks Spinney would like to share this event with you to keep children united albeit in a virtual way. Assemblies can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Twitter from 09:15 on Mondays, Wednesdays &…

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RECENTLY, Ashlyn Care Home in Harlow received a wonderful surprise from Cooks Spinney Primary Academy. Over the years, the children of Cooks Spinney have visited Ashlyn at Christmas time to sing Christmas carols, play games together and have a nice chat. But this year, with the COVID-19 precautions…

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A PRIMARY school has been recognised for its efforts to keep children active during lockdown. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, has achieved the Active Essex Certificate of Appreciation as an Essex Activity Hero for “outstanding contributions to your community during 2020”. Children took part…

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A SCHOOL is benefitting from a wealth of donations from its community. Parents and neighbours of Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, are supporting the school by gifting items to be used to benefit the children. In the last few weeks, the school has received…

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HUNDREDS of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them to navigate the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s Essex schools. Thanks to £11,905 from the Essex Half-term…

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YOUNG people are getting outside to learn life skills, to improve their mental health and to feel empathy for nature. Each week, pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy take part in Forest Friday to learn outdoors, while building their independence and confidence. Some of the…

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LOCAL IT Support experts Shadowfax have launched the ‘Clear I.T. Out Campaign’. The campaign aims to refurbish old, unused tech and donate to local schools who need IT equipment. The campaign is the brainchild of Shadowfax Operations Manager Vanessa Pedder who really wanted to be…