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Education: Secondary

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SCHOOLS in England could lose £118m funding for poor pupils this year, the Local Government Association says reports the BBC. The education department is bringing forward the annual date for counting those eligible for the pupil premium, which it says will help plan budgets. Pupils…

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THE number of unauthorised absences from schools in Essex almost vanished following a year of lockdown. Figures from Essex County Council show just six penalty notices were issued between March 8, 2021 and April 1, 2021 – compared to the 688 issued between March 11,…

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WHAT better way to learn about reproduction than to watch chickens hatch live? That was how students in the Year 8 nurture group at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, accessed the key part of the curriculum. Euphemia Moore, science teacher, said: “As part of the…

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THE chief executive of Harlow Foodbank has highlighted the growing partnership between his organisation and local schools. Andy Thornton said: ‘Harlow Foodbank currently has a partnership with 20 of the 55 Harlow Schools, placing food in their premises for teachers to give without prejudice to…

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BECKMEAD Moundwood Academy, located on Commonside Road in Harlow and part of The Beckmead Trust, has announced plans to support its local community by opening a surplus hub at the school in partnership with 3 Food 4 U.  This September, the school will not only…

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STEWARDS Academy Year 9 pupils are delighted to have been invited to participate in this year’s Quadcopter Challenge, hosted virtually by Raytheon UK.  Six of our keenest Year 9 engineers will be tasked with designing the best quadcopter in a series of competition stages, with…

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HARLOW schoolboy Danny Raymond produced an outstanding time in his first 800 metres of the season. Stewards Academy student runs for Woodford Green and Essex Ladies AC. For obvious reasons, last season was wiped out and so this was supposed to be his first tentative…

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A NEW councillor for Church Langley has praised the efforts of two Passmores Academy students for their litter clearing efforts. Councillor Nicky Purse has written a litter to Executive Head Vic Goddard and allowed us to publish it. Dear Mr Goddard / Your Harlow  I…

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MARK Hall Academy, in Harlow, has launched The Form Games as a way of getting students in all year groups active after the pandemic saw physical lessons banned. In just two weeks, 500 students competed in inter-form football or netball games during their lunchbreaks. More…

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STEWARDS Academy are pleased to announce that 12 of Year 9 pupils have successfully completed the highly acclaimed Scholar’s Programme organised by the Brilliant Club. There were many changes this year due to the pandemic which meant that students involved were not able to attend…

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HARLOW College is launching a range of FREE courses to eligible adults aged 19 and over who are looking to achieve their first full Level 3 qualification. A Level 3 qualification is equivalent to either an advanced technical certificate, diploma or 2 full A Levels. …

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PASSMORES has been celebrating the recent success of one of its students at the Harlow Educational Progress Awards.   Evie Matthews first heard by letter that she had been put forward by the school to receive a 1st place nomination in recognition of her excellent progress…

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A HARLOW actor has launched a fund-raising appeal to help get a short film off the ground. Former Burnt Mill Academy student Adam Jeffrey (pic right) and three other creatives hope to make a film called Everyman. Adam is currently an MA Acting for Screen…

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CHILDREN as young as 12 are set to be offered the coronavirus jab as part of NHS plans to vaccinate children before school starts in September. The rollout is reportedly being planned for when the school term begins in the Autumn, according to the Sunday…

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STEWARDS’ very own Mr R. Treamer received the Jack Petchey award this week for his contribution to Stewards Academy. Mr Treamer joined Stewards in November 2010, initially as a teaching assistant; he also worked as a PE technician before completing his teacher training and has…