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Education: Secondary

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RABBI Shillor of the Harlow Jewish Community has praised the work which has restored the Holocaust Memorial Garden after she was welcomed to the garden by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Russell Perrin. The garden was restored to its former glory ahead of Holocaust…

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ABOUT a million children in England – one out of every eight pupils – were off school last Thursday, as Covid-related absences rose reports the BBC. The official figures also show staffing problems worsening, with a quarter of schools seeing teachers and leaders’ absence rates…

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ST MARK’S pupils that span the year groups at the Tripton Road school were recognised this week for their outstanding work in PE last half term.  They were nominated as Half Term Heroes by their PE teachers as a result of their resilience, effort, skill…

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NEARLY a third (32%) of school ​support ​and nursery staff say their employers are unable to provide them with enough lateral flow tests to do ​the recommended twice-weekly checks, says UNISON today (Thursday). A survey of more than 2,300 school support staff – ​including teaching…

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THE Jack Petchey Foundation has increased its Jack Petchey Achievement Award grant, designed to recognise the achievements of young people across London and Essex, from £250 to £300 this year.  The Jack Petchey Achievement Award is run in over 1700 schools and youth organisations across…

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THERE was a series of impressive performances by Harlow athletes in the Essex Cross Country Championships on Saturday. There as an impressive run by St Nicholas’ Year 9 student Alistair Mizon who came 19th in the Junior Boys run at Writtle. St Marks West Essex…

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PASSMORES Academy deputy head boy, Logan Young gives us an insight into how school life has changed since the beginning of the pandemic. The film was made after ITV’s Good Morning Britain contacted the Tracyes Road school as part of their on going coverage on…

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HARLOW College is delighted to announce the award of £779,357.00 from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, with funding being allocated to two significant community pilot projects, starting in January 2022 and running for a six-month period. The UK Community Renewal Fund is a…

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A FORMER Stewards Academy student has made his full debut for Liverpool in the FA Cup at the weekend. Elijah Dixon-Bonner kicked off for the famous club in their home game against Shrewsbury at Anfield. Dixon-Bonner has come on in the final minutes of a…

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AFTER recent criticisms by the leader of Harlow Labour over education and covid, Robert Halfon MP has written a response. Robert Halfon said: “Like Chris Vince, I too have tested positive for COVID and I wish him well for a speedy recovery. But I also…

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THE CHIEF executive of Passmores Academy has questioned Harlow MP Robert Halfon’s stance on schools re-opening. Vic Goddard was speaking to BBC Look East after they had spent the day at the Tracyes Road school as it prepares for the pupils to return for the…

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Reading is the golden key to a lifetime’s opportunities By Roy Blatchford, January 2022 THE Covid pandemic has changed not only the habits of work, but also those of leisure. Having spent more time at home for much of the past two years, we have…

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FACE masks are to be worn in secondary classrooms in England’s schools to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant, the government has announced. The temporary reintroduction of face coverings aims to address concerns about schools remaining open for face-to-face learning this coming term. Meanwhile,…

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RESIDENTS still have time to have their say on Essex County Council’s (ECC) draft ‘Everyone’s Library Service 2022-2026 draft plan’. The draft plan and survey can be found at www.essex.gov.uk/everyoneslibrary and feedback can be submitted until 1pm on Friday 21st January 2022.  Helping children and adults improve their literacy, encouraging people…

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ESSEX County Council has committed to spending its multi-million pound electricity budget on purely green energy suppliers. But it has been decided that schools are no longer included in the council’s energy contracts – sparking a critical response that the county council is avoiding its…

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A new initiative has been launched in Essex to support families of neurodiverse children and those with Special Education Needs Disabilities (SEND).  A new Neurodevelopment Family Resource Pack has been created to provide a comprehensive support guide for families with a neurodiverse child. It covers…