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Education: Primary

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A LEADING Harlow day nursery has pledged to prove Ofsted wrong after the government watchdog put them in special measures. Dizzy Ducks Nursery which is situated in the Harlow LeisureZone was inspected in August. The report said: 1. The provider shows a lack of understanding…

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SHIVER me timbers! These little treasures were relieved to not have to walk the plank during their theme day. The pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, dressed the part for their pirate day. Fun activities during the day included making pirate dummies,…

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OFSTED have published their report into Cooks Spinney primary. The inspection has come just after the infants and junior schools amalgamated. The government watch-dog has said the school requires improvement (the term used to be satisfactory) but many seasoned Ofsted observers believe that newly amalgamated…

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MILWARDS primary school has been celebrating this week after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted. A year ago, the school was judged to be “Satisfactory” but just twelve months later, the school has made a great leap forward. By all accounts, the school, in a…

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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…

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THE OWNER of a Kids Club, thrown into special measures, 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…

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THE OWNER OF an after school club, that has been running for over ten years, has described the criticisms by Ofsted in a report as “Unfounded”. Ofsted has labelled the Chill Out Kids Club as “Inadequate” and has made a number of very harsh observations.…

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A SCHOOL that suffered a dramatic downturn in its standards, is moving back in the right direction, according to Ofsted, In 2009, Roydon primary school attained a “Good” report. But in June 2012, it received a damning “special measures” report with bottom marks across the…

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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. The officers showed the little students around the fire engine and…