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Education: Secondary

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SAINT Nicholas School continues to look at new and innovative ways of developing their Virtual Open Day experience and are introducing the option of live virtual taster lessons for prospective pupils on their next Open Day on Saturday 6th March. In addition to one to…

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SECONDARY schools in England will be asked to deliver face-to-face summer schools as part of efforts to catch pupils up with lessons lost to Covid reports the BBC. An extra £420m in funding has been announced, along with £300m announced for catch-up projects in January.…

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BODYSWAPS is proud to announce its partnership with Writtle University College (@WrittleOfficial), Harlow College (@HarlowCollege), South Essex College (@SouthEssexColl), Bridgend College (@BridgendCollege), Sandwell College (@sandwellcollege) and the London Screen Academy (@LSA) to pilot its new Career Mindset Development programme.  As part of a grant received from Ufi VocTech…

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INVESTORS are being sought to give young people from deprived families in Harlow an opportunity to further their education. BMAT STEM Academy, a business-focused school for students in Year 10 onwards, works to inspire young people to reach for their goals in STEM (science, technology,…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has set out his blueprint for an educational route map out of Covid-19. Mr Halfon delivered his speech following a farewell address by outgoing Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield. Mr Halfon said: More than any other event in my time, Covid-19 has…

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By Chris Vince I’VE always considered myself to be a very calm and measured politician.  Not one to get into heated debates on social media.  However, I felt incensed by the social media output from Harlow’s MP this week.   To have Robert Halfon talking on…

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IN recognition of the extraordinary challenges faced by schools in England and Wales, the National Education Union recently launched an appeal – with an initial £1 million fund from the NEU – to supply learning materials such as pens, paper, card and crayons for those…

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THE wellbeing of a whole school community is being taken care of with a package of initiatives. The majority of students and teachers at Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, are working remotely while schools are partially closed during lockdown. To ensure the mental health and…

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THE MENOPAUSE, for Harlow resident Hayley Cockman began at the age of fourteen. Twenty six years later, Hayley is now doing a lot of work to raise awareness regarding early onset of menopause. Hayley said: “In October 2020 I decided I was ready to talk…

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Let them eat cake! WHAT better way to take a break from remote learning than to make a colourful bake? Year 8 students at Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, were challenged to take part in a bake-off competition. In a mission to get children away…

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[email protected] – new free online girls project launched THE Gifted is proud to launch its new online craft-along course, [email protected], which aims to share the joy and creativity of crafting and developing new skills, while also alleviating some of the isolation of lockdown. Aimed at…

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A CONSTRUCTION firm has become the latest industry specialist to partner with a business-focused school to inspire young people. BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, provides students from Year 10 onwards with a curriculum focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. The school has…

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EVERY child at Mark Hall Academy is being given access to live online learning. Since joining the BMAT family of schools this year, the school, in Harlow, has launched real-time remote lessons for the first time. During the last national lockdown, work was set by…

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Free school meals vouchers for half term ESSEX County Council is again providing free school meal vouchers for some 35,000 eligible children and young people during February half term. Free school meals vouchers The vouchers worth £15 per child will be sent out to parents and…

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Grow your business with ACL Apprenticeships ACL Essex Apprenticeships are helping businesses build for the future by supporting them with the recruitment of new apprentices and upskilling their current employees. Businesses could receive funding of up to £3,000 to support them to take on a new apprentice with…

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BRILLIANT sixth formers have their sights set firmly on the country’s top universities. Year 12 students at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, are taking part in The Scholars Programme, giving them access to university style learning. Working with University of Cambridge PhD researcher Anna Chaplin,…