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Education: Primary

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CHILDREN who may lack confidence in taking part in sporting competitions are thriving at their own clubs. Students who attend nurture classes at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, are finding their feet at the newly launched sport clubs. A whole programme of sporting events –…

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Potter Street and Purford Green pupils immerse themselves in culture on World Geography Day PUPILS at Potter Street Academy and Purford Green Primary embarked on a virtual world tour, when they took part in a whole-school Geography Day recently. Each class went on a fact-finding…

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STUDENTS from Pemberley Academy were so impressed by a visit from Junior park run course directors that they went along to take part on Sunday. Over thirty students went to the town park on Sunday morning. Among the participants was Year 5’s Alex Gunov who…

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PARENTS of Year 6 pupils due to start secondary school in September 2020 are reminded that they only have until 31 October 2019 to apply for their child’s secondary school place. With just under two weeks to go till applications close, parents are encouraged to…

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SCHOOLS in Harlow and across England are set for a giant cash boost, as the Prime Minister announced a package of reforms for schools, colleges, SEND pupils and teachers’ pay. The reforms follow key recommendations by the Education Select Committee, chaired by Harlow MP, Robert…

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ON Tuesday 15th October, Holy Cross were lucky enough to have a visit from Paul Sturgess, the world’s tallest professional basketball player and Britain’s tallest man at 7ft 7.26inches. Paul, who used to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, kicked off the day with an inspirational…

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YOUNG leaders got to see how their roles feature in the real world with a trip to the Houses of Parliament. Members of the Junior Leadership Team at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, were intrigued to see how the work they are doing in…

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SECONDARY and Primary schools across Harlow are being urged to sign up to the Risk-Avert programme, which helps children and young people understand and manage risk, improve decision-making and leads to improvements in emotional health and resilience. Risk-Avert, which has been developed jointly by Essex…

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TWO members of the Harlow junior parkrun core team were busy last week visiting three primary schools in Harlow to spread the word about how wonderful Harlow junior parkrun is! The children at Katherines Primary Academy, Harlowbury Primary School and Pemberley Academy Primary School heard…

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ON Tuesday 8th October the children at Holy Cross Primary Academy took part in “The Mental Health Dance Challenge” with Sharon Lawton for the Chrissy B show on Sky TV. They are the first school in Essex to take part in this challenge. Before the…

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Young poets took to the stage to perform in front of a live audience. PUPILS at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, celebrated National Poetry Day by taking part in a poetry slam competition. For the second year running, pupils were given the opportunity to…

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A summer building programme saw £1.8m invested in a family of schools. BMAT operates primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. Having focused resources in turning around the standards and achievements in teaching in learning, it was…

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New year, new families, new curriculum ideas FRESH from the summer break after Potter Street Academy’s most successful year in its history so far, the Autumn term has got off to a positive start. July concluded with the news that children’s test results at the…

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YOUNG Harlow writers wowed a visiting poet as they got creative on their first National Poetry Day. Year 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, worked with creative writer and spoken word poet Rakaya Fetuga when she spent the day at their brand-new…

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Robins and Wrens Jerounds Primary Academy 2019-2020 shaping futures. JEROUNDS believe that every child will be empowered and encouraged to flourish in an safe and secure environment of high expectations. Our curriculum is designed to be creative, inspiring, challenging, memorable and to provide all children…