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Education: Secondary

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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…

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AN imaginative teacher is putting together a documentary to ensure his students do not miss out on educational visits during the pandemic. While schools are unable to take classes of children on trips due to the restrictions, teachers are having to find new ways to…

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SCHOOLS will have to train staff in up to seven different roles and get government sign-off on dealings with the press under plans for a mass Covid testing regime due to be launched next year. The Department for Education announced today that rapid-result lateral flow tests…

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Stewards Academy: Christmas Lectures 2020 STEWARDS Academy held its annual Science Christmas lectures on Friday 11th December. The Science department treated Year 7s to a day of fun activities and explosive demonstrations. To start the day, students were given an engineering challenge in “Tinsel Towers”.…

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Let’s celebrate! IT may have been a year of difficulties, but a group of teenagers were given the chance to celebrate their achievements. Year 10 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, attended a virtual celebration assembly to acknowledge their progress, effort and behaviour. Georgina…

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Children as young as 12 are supplying your Christmas party drugs THIS Christmas Essex residents are being urged to think about the supply chain behind recreational drugs, and consider the violence, intimidation and exploitation of vulnerable children that goes hand in hand with the movement…

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St Mark’s Sixth Formers Aim High STUDENTS with the highest of aspirations are celebrating at St Mark’s, with a record number applying to the Russell Group of universities. The Russell Group are the top 24 universities in the UK, renowned for academic excellence and high-quality…

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BMAT are hosting a series of online events to help you get into teaching. The Train to Teach events will be streamed live online, links to join are available on http://teach.bmat-trust.org/ Thursday 10th December 2020 7-7.45pm Friday 8th January 10-10.45am  Monday 18th January 5-5.45pm  Wednesday 27th…

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HUNDREDS of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them to navigate the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s Essex schools. Thanks to £11,905 from the Essex Half-term…

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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…