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Education: Secondary

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SCHOOLS will “effectively be on call” until Christmas eve to help with coronavirus contact tracing, a council has warned headteachers. In a report in Schools Week, the Department for Education has said that schools will need to inform students and parents of how to contact…

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CHRISTMAS cards designed by two schoolgirls are being distributed throughout the county to raise money for charity. Mirela Turcan and Mackenzie Cook, Year 7 and Year 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy both produced Christmas card designs for a competition launched by Mind in West…

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EXTRA measures to “boost fairness and support students” will be used for next summer’s GCSE and A-level exams in England, ministers have announced reports the BBC. More generous grading, advance notice of exam topics and additional papers are promised by the Department for Education to…

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YH is aware of different year groups having to go into isolation due to a student contracting Covid-19. Some schools have had just one year group off whilst others have had several year groups off. Some schools have had staff resources severely stretched. YH thought…

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By Local Democracy Reporter WAGE freezes over the past decade have left teachers in Essex missing out on more than £4,000 a year, data has shown. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced this week a new pay freeze for many public sector workers, but for most it…

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REGIONAL journalists have contributed to a new guide which aims to promote journalism as a career to schoolchildren. The National Council for the Training of Journalist has renewed its drive to recruit more young people to the industry with the launch of its second careers guide.…

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ST Mark’s would like to invite Year 11 pupils and their parents to take part in their information zoom meeting on Thursday at 7pm. For more details see the flyer attached

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ESSEX-wide Campaign to Safeguard Vulnerable Children on Public Transport A partnership campaign will be launching on Monday 23 November to raise awareness of child exploitation at stations and transport networks in parts of Essex. Under the banner of Operation Henderson, the joint initiative is being run…

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THE chief executive of BMAT has welcomed the news that Mark Hall Academy is joining their group of schools. Mark Hall Academy is now one of eleven schools under the BMAT wing. We went down to the First Avenue school to interview Helena Mills in…

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Holy Cross Catholic Primary AcademyTracyes Road, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6JJ Head Teacher: Miss S McGuiggan BEd(Hons) www.holycross-pri.essex.sch.uk Teaching Assistant Scale 3 scp 4 – 5 (depending on experience) REQUIRED for 16.15 hours per week during term time (KS2). The successful applicant will be required to…

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LAST WEEK, Mark Hall Academy joined BMAT, the organisation that runs Burnt Mill Academy, SFG College, BMAT STEM Academy and a number of primary schools in the town. We took this opportunity to go down to the First Avenue school and speak to Principal Manjit…

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YOUNG activists from around the world are taking part in a virtual “Mock Cop26” climate talks to outline how they want leaders to act on the crisis. The event involving more than 350 young delegates from 150 countries is taking place over the next two…

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A busy term for pupils at The Downs Primary School THIS term, pupils at the Downs have been getting involved in numerous activities to encourage healthy lifestyles and develop their understanding of the world around them. Although inter-school sporting competitions as we know them are…

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THESE may be different days but they are still busy days at Stewards Academy. We suggest you dip into their monty newsletter in order to get a feel for what has been happening at the school. This newsletter includes details of charity work, pupil voice,…

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DESPITE the many challenges this year has brought to us all, at Potter Street Academy we are on a mission to ensure that our children do not miss out on a wide range of learning experiences. With the support of parents and stringent safety measures…

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MP praises Harlow school for going above and beyond to support pupils and families ROBERT Halfon MP, the Chair of the influential Education Select Committee, was full of praise for a Harlow school when he visited on BBC Children In Need Day. Mr Halfon, the…