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Education: Secondary

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PRINCESS Anne gave a royal seal of approval to Stansted Airport College on Tuesday. Her Royal Highness congratulated students and staff when she visited the four-year-old campus and urged other educators across the country to learn from their trailblazing example. The Princess Royal toured the…

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ST MARK’S West Essex Catholic School’s Year 8 Netball team continued their outstanding season with an exciting draw against a tough Passmores Academy side. The match ended 14-14 and was testament to both sides in very tricky conditions. The standard of play is also a…

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AS part of the ongoing work to tackle the threat of drug trafficking and knife crime in the county, officers from Harlow’s Community Policing Team joined staff at Harlow College to raise awareness as part of County Lines Intensification Week. County lines is the name…

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STEWARDS Academy’s staff and student body demonstrated an overwhelming response to our bake sale in aid of Save the Children Ukraine.  Year 11 pupil and House Captain, Steph Nketia, had suggested the idea to raise funds and helped to rally support and design a poster…

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THREE Sir Frederick Gibberd College teachers are set to take on a half marathon for charity. Teachers Harrison Moore, Chris Pilcher and Hugh Bryant will be taking on all 13.1 miles of the Hackney Half Marathon in May in order to raise money for mental…

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ST MARK’S West Essex Catholic School brought home an impressive array of medals from the West Essex Cross Country Championships this week. The races were held at Chigwell Metropolitan Training Ground. Two athletes won gold outright (George in Year 7 and Archie in Year 10)…

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AWARD recognises people who collaborate with technology for the good of the education sector as a whole. Kelly Herbert, a Gaming teacher from Harlow College, has been named one of 17 education sector community champions by Jisc, the UK’s edtech not-for-profit organisation. The community champions are people…

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PARENTS may be forced to teach their children at home because soaring fuel prices mean they can’t afford to drive them to school, warns Harlow MP Robert Halfon. Families saw the average price of petrol at forecourts hit a record 163.5p per litre this week,…

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A RECORD number of pupils put Passmores Academy down as their first choice school for September 2022. The number of first choice preferences was 324. That compared to 239 last year. An increase of 85. Over 700 applied in total to attend the Tracyes Road…

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The Government’s multi-million pound catch up programme risks failing pupils who need it the most, leaving them facing an “epidemic of educational inequality”. In its new report, MPs on the cross-party Education Select Committee find that delivery partner Randstad is clearly not delivering on its…

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STAFF and pupils at Saint Nicholas School in Old Harlow are celebrating this week after receiving the highest possible grading of ‘excellent’ across all areas, in a recent school inspection, carried out by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI). The top grading was achieved for both…

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ON Tuesday 1st March, pupils at Stewards Academy had a special visit from poet and journalist, Michelle Madsen, who tutored them in developing their poetry and performance skills. Through a series of workshops, pupils learnt how to consolidate and develop their poetry ideas and develop…