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Education: Secondary

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ST Mark’s new library re-opens after revamp. Full details below.

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AS part of the ongoing work to tackle the threat of knife crime officers from Harlow’s Community Policing Team joined staff at Harlow College to raise awareness as part of Operation Sceptre week.  Operation Sceptre is a week-long targeted approach across all 44 police forces in England and Wales…

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PASSMORES students are very cutting edge when it comes to telling us all about what is going on at the Tracyes Road school. This month we have interviews with the new deputy head boy and girl. Students went to visit the University of East Anglia…

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A WEBSITE has revealed the impact on cuts for schools across Harlow. Schoolcuts.org.uk states that: “Next year, a staggering 18,060 schools face year-on-year funding cuts totalling £1bn in real-terms. “For millions of children, these cuts will lead to larger class sizes, fewer subject choices and…

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HUNDREDS of prospective students took a look at a school on a journey of improvement. Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, opened its doors to future Year 7 students at its annual open evening. The event was just the second since the school joined the BMAT…

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MANY schools in England are considering cutting teachers or teaching hours to save money, says the head teachers’ union, NAHT. Of the 11,000 respondents to NAHT’s snapshot survey, 66% said they will have to make teaching assistants redundant or cut their hours. Half say they…

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MARKING the culmination of a three year design competition in collaboration with Art and Design students at Harlow College, a unique sculpture has been unveiled at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s (EHAAT) North Weald Airbase by winning student, Leah Jelf. Funded by corporate partners and…

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IN SEPTEMBER 2019, on the day Sir Frederick Gibberd College opened, we interviewed two new Year 7 students, Hollie and Javin. Headteacher, Dee Conlon, suggested that we might like to return each year and follow the progress of the two Gibberdians as they made their…

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DREI, zwei, eins – los geht’s! Half term saw more than 40 St Mark’s pupils visit Berlin, taking to almost 100 the number who have experienced Germany’s vibrant capital this year alone. (they did the same trip in March as Covid restrictions eased.) Having arrived…

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HARLOW residents are being invited to take part in adult education provider, ACL Essex’s latest Christmas competition. Photographers and illustrators can enter the competition for the chance to have their artwork printed on the front of this year’s Christmas card, in addition to being published…

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ROBERT Halfon MP welcomed Sam Howard, aged 16, and his parents, Toni and Dan, to Parliament on Monday this week to celebrate Sam’s success this summer in the Maccabiah Games. Sam, who has been swimming competitively in Harlow and across Essex for a number of…

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ON Thursday 6th October, as part of our National Poetry Day celebrations, author Ray Star came to speak to pupils and run workshops around this year’s theme of the environment. Speaking to Years 10 and 11 in assembly, Ray shared her story of becoming a…

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HARLOW’S Elijah Dixon-Bonner has joined QPR, putting pen to paper as a free agent after leaving Liverpool in the summer reports QPR. Stewards Academy student Dixon-Bonner came through the youth system at Arsenal before joining the Reds’ academy as a 14-year-old in 2015. The 21-year-old…

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PUPILS at Jerounds Primary School, on Pyenest Road, Harlow recently took part in a book swap designed to help children in Essex discover a lifelong love of reading.Supported by the Essex Year of Reading campaign, participants brought in a range of books and exchanged them…

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FORMER skills minister Robert Halfon and ex-schools minister Nick Gibb are making a return to the Department for Education’s ministerial team reports FE Week. The pair were announced as new ministers of state in the DfE tonight as part of prime minister Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle.…

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WATCH a partial Solar Eclipse live stream below. The last one for 70 years! The eclipse will begin at 10am https://www.youtube.com/embed/s7UMdct3yzo