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Education: Secondary

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CHILDREN in England will be able to access books online free during school closures via a virtual library. Internet classroom Oak National Academy created the library after schools moved to remote learning for the majority of pupils until February half-term. Formed with The National Literacy Trust, the…

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Laptops to Help Children to Study at Home “CLOSING the Digital Divide” is an Essex County Council initiative, aimed at providing laptops to children and young people, who would otherwise be without access to a device at home. By the end of next week, some…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has detailed what he believes the government will be doing in relation to free school meals. Mr Halfon said: “There has been a lot of misreporting about the provision of free rnmen school meals over the February half-term. I thought it…

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FOLLOWING intense lobbying from Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, for more funding for Harlow College, the Education Secretary has announced an extra £1.5 million for the college to deliver new Construction, Digital and Health & Science T Levels. Commenting on the news, Robert Halfon MP said:…

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EDUCATION SYSTEM NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is a co-signatory to a letter saying our current education system is not “fit for purpose”. The letter was published in The Sunday Times It states: ONE of the biggest challenges facing our nation is…

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THE Principal of Harlow College has spoken to MPs regarding her concerns for the mental health of her students. Karen Spencer made a presentation to the education committee, which happens to be chaired by Harlow MP Robert Halfon. Ms Spencer told the committee that “In…

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SCHOOLS across Harlow have begun to test and trace staff as they adapt to a new lockdown. The director of operations at BMAT, which oversees Burnt Mill Academy and Mark Hall Academy, tweeted out a photo of their operation base. Whilst the headteacher of Stewards…

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COVID rates among school staff in some areas are as much as four times the corresponding local authority average, Tes can reveal. Figures for three councils obtained by the NASUWT teachers’ union show that the staff coronavirus infections are far outstripping local rates, casting doubt on the government’s repeated assertion that teachers are…

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WORKING parents trying to balance work and childcare should be put on furlough while schools are closed, the umbrella body for UK trades unions says reports the BBC. Bosses may not be aware that they can use the scheme to support parents, according to the…

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READING is taken so seriously at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, it has its own lesson on the timetable. Time is allotted in each school day for students at the school, in Harlow, to focus on their reading. Students are read to by a member of…

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SECONDARY schools will be shut for at least the first week of term apart from for children in years 11 and 13 – but primary schools will be open as usual from Monday, Michael Gove said today.  Cabinet Office minister Mr Gove has said the Government wants the…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has backed the plans for mass testing in schools but has slammed his government for announcing it on the eve of the Christmas holidays. YH spoke to the chair of the education committee in the House of Commons as he continues…

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AN original pantomime was brought together using video conferencing. Students at Burnt Mill Academy, rehearsed and performed this year’s Christmas show, Santagirl, separately on Microsoft Teams calls. The action-packed production – a spoof of Superman – included illustrations voiced over by students, with speeches and…

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MPs call for adult skills revolution to foster new culture of life-long learning Committee sets out four pillar approach to revolutionise adult educationReport calls for community learning centres in every town and individual learning accountsHelp for part-time learners and skills tax credits needed to boost…

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THE STEWARDS Academy have completed their year by publish their December newsletter. It sums up what has been a busy year for the school and also encapsulates their spirit. You can access the whole bulletin by clicking on the link at the bottom https://www.stewardsacademy.org/attachments/download.asp?file=2829&type=pdf

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A SCHOOL’S campaign to take care of young people’s wellbeing during the pandemic has been rewarded. Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, launched a wellbeing action plan as students returned to the school from lockdown. Knowing some students would have had little access to outdoor…