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Education: Secondary

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has launched his first ever Christmas Card Competition for all primary aged children in Harlow, Hastingwood, Matching, Nazeing, Roydon and Sheering. The winning entry will be used for Mr Halfon’s Christmas card this year. The rules for the competition are as…

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ONLINE half-term careers event for young people interested in work using STEAM subjects. Young people interested in work which utilises STEAM subjects are invited to an online career event during half-term. The Essex 2020 Talent Forward event is being held on Wednesday, 28 October, a…

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LABOUR-led Harlow Council is donating up to £10,000 to Harlow food bank in order to combat food poverty this half term and beyond, to give the government time to reconsider their approach and extend free school meals through the school holidays for as long as…

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IF THERE was further evidence that Sir Frederick Gibberd College is a creative hub for aspiration and excellence, then it is the decision to teacher Classics and Latin. As part of a series of interviews at the school, we spoke to teacher, Chris Pilcher about…

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SCHOOLS in some of the most deprived areas of the country were told on Friday night they would not receive the laptops they were promised to help their poorest and most vulnerable pupils learn remotely reports The Guardian. Headteachers across England received emails from the Department…

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THE ASDA Community Champions have just given a welcome cash boost to Pear Tree Mead school. A spokesperson said: “It was so amazing to give Friends of Pear Tree Mead an Asda Foundation cheque for £1,000 towards PPE, stationery and uniform. Headteacher Christine Peden said:…

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ST MARK’S Catholic School has selected the pupils to sit on the school council. School Council’s are a vital way of pupils passing on to teachers and in particular senior management the concerns of the whole school. Many pupils have found school council to be…

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EXTRA support for food, supplies and wellbeing will be available to children and their families this half term. The County Council is working with the Active Essex Foundation to extend its Holiday Hunger programme over this coming half term, which will see 33 programmes available…

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KIND-hearted staff at Smiles Montessori pre-schools are offering free lunches to school children in the half term holidays. Smiles has two bases in Bush Fair and Newhall. A spokesperson said: “As we are already open and feeding our little ones, we are more than happy…

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THE start of term got off to a flying start at The Downs Nursery and Primary school, with children keen to see their teachers and friends and get back into the swing of school routines. Even the youngest members of the school who have recently…

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THE government has introduced a new expectation that schools must make sure they are “always keeping occupied spaces well ventilated” to prevent the spread of Covid-19 reports the Times Educational Supplement. Guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) updated this afternoon sets out the existing…

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STEWARDS Academy has rallied the entire school community to address the issues which arose last week, following the decision to take down some of the posters for Black History Month. The decision caused some dismay, and this prompted some people to take to social media…

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THE HEADTEACHER of Sir Frederick Gibberd College is pleased with the school’s progress in its first year but has her mind firm set on the future. It cannot have been easy, starting a school, within another school, as yu wait for the new school to…

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PASSMORES Academy is also one of a number of schools in Harlow that has had pupils off due to Covid-19. The chief executive of the Passmores Community Learning Trust, Vic Goddard has written to all parents and guardians. In the letter, he said: “I can…

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ON Friday, the children of St Luke’s Catholic Academy celebrated St Luke’s Feast Day with an official Blessing of the new Prayer Garden.  Fr Bernard, of St Luke’s and Holy Cross Parish,  joined the Chaplaincy team and Mini-Vinnies in the garden whilst everyone else were…

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A WHOLE year group at a Harlow school is off due to a number of cases of Covid-19. Senior management at Burnt Mill Academy on First Avenue in Harlow took the decision at the weekend and wrote to parents and guardians. In the letter, jointly…