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Education: Secondary

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TODAY, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House launches a groundbreaking pilot programme for young musicians from underrepresented backgrounds. The new scheme will work with young musicians aged 18-25, prioritising engagement with young people from the global majority and other underrepresented backgrounds. The scheme will…

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OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their final report following a revisit to Essex Education, Health and Care SEND services.The report confirms that Essex is making sufficient progress to address the areas of weakness previously identified and that ongoing external monitoring is…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has commended a new report by Anne Longfield and the Commission on Young Lives on children’s mental health. https://thecommissiononyounglives.co.uk/commission-on…/ The report highlights that the Covid pandemic was a catalyst for the mental health of many children. As Chair of the Education…

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DRAMA studies were brought to life as students took a trip to the West End. A group of 40 Year 7 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, watched Les Misérables in London. The reward trip tied in with their studies on the play in…

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ON Monday 1st August the doors open on the Harlow Community School Uniform Exchange – a new venture tackling the cost-of-living crisis at the start of the new school year. The short-lived shop in the Harvey Centre will help parents find nearly-new uniforms for Harlow…

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SIXTH form students got a taste of life in politics when they attended talks by leading political figures. The Year 12 students from Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, spent three days at the New Statesman political magazine as part of their politics, history and…

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YOU may have noticed a little bit of to and fro from Harlow MP Robert Halfon and the Chief Executive of the Passmores Learning Community, Vic Goddard. Previous correspondence can be found on our education and politics pages. We thought, we would give Mr Goddard,…

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MP Robert Halfon has responded to Headteacher Vic Goddard’s comments on a press release issued by the Harlow politician where he claimed Harlow schools were set to benefit from an £84 million cash boost.  https://www.yourharlow.com/2022/07/25/harlow-headteacher-expresses-doubts-over-robert-halfons-claim-of-84-million-cash-boost-for-schools/ Mr Halfon said: “”I welcome Vic Goddard’s message to Your…

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A HEADTEACHER of a Harlow school has responded to claims that Harlow schools are set to receive over £84 million in funding from the government. In a press release issued on Friday, just as schools were breaking up for the summer, Mr Halfon announced that:…

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Dear Editor,LAST week data from the Department of Education showed that the proportion of 16-year-olds who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) is at its highest level since 2012.This is a devastating indication of the effect that years of interrupted education and the…

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HARLOW schools are set to benefit from £84,707,965 as part of the Department for Education’s provisional School Funding Update for 2023/24, an initiative that will help schools plan for their future needs claims Harlow MP Robert Halfon. Robert Halfon said: “This announcement comes as part…

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COMPLETING a university style project has inspired young students to strive for further education.Year 9 and Year 10 students from Burnt Mill Academy, took part in The Brilliant Club programme. The scheme aims to inspire young people to raise their aspirations of attending university and…

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BOOK lovers have been able to pick up their favourite new titles while helping to provide for their school. Students at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, earned more than £200 in free books for their school library by shopping at the Scholastic book fair. Librarian…

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YOUNG people stopped to think about whether the language they use could be deemed unkind or inappropriate. Students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, worked with the Hope Not Hate advocacy group. Workshops focused on language and the…

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ADULT learning provider, ACL Essex, celebrated Harlow-based learners at its Annual Achievement Awards ceremony, held at the Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford on 6 July 2022. Over 30 awards were handed to ACL Essex learners, and among the recipients was Harlow-based Shaunna Bond, who received…