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Education: Secondary

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OFSTED have announced that they will be taking enforcement action against a Harlow nursery. Ofsted first put the Dizzy Ducks Nursery into special measures in October, 2013. Since then, they have visited them a further four times. But it seems that Ofsted’s patience is wearing…

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NEW HALL Pre-School has joined the long list of Harlow Pre-Schools that have been put into “Special Measures” by Ofsted. The government watchdog visited the pre-school based in the grounds of Mark Hall school in May and has made a number of severe criticisms. However,…

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A YOUNG student from Harlow has been selected to attend the One Young World Summit, joining 1250 delegates from 196 countries expected to descend on Dublin in October 2014. Nishall Garala, a Level 3 Business Studies Student from Harlow College followed a rigorous selection process…

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A VICE Principal and Chair of Governors at two Harlow academies have been honoured by their academy sponsor for their dedication in helping to move their schools forward over the past year. More than 50 pupils, parents, staff and guests gathered to celebrate the fantastic…

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THE youngest recruits to Burnt Mill Academy are bursting with excitement for the new school term. The Year 7 students have taken advantage of the first of two summer schools at the academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, to get to know their surroundings, teachers and…

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LEADING repairs and maintenance provider, Kier, has joined forces with a local school to raise awareness of littering in the town of Harlow. By Supplying Passmore Academy with equipment for a community day they held on 19 June, Kier aims to reaffirm its commitment to…

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FRESHWATERS Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, welcomed pupils, parents and neighbours along for its first ever Party in the Park. The outdoor event, which was held as a replacement to the traditional school summer fete, saw head of school Marios Solomonides fire up the…

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TO promote Design and Technology week, Stewards Academy ran a competition at Jerounds Primary School to promote creativity and innovation. Pupils were asked to design a clock and the winning designs were made into working clocks. Design and Technology at Stewards Academy encourages pupils to…

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YH thought this would be a good time to ask Harlow teachers’ union rep, Murray Sackwild to reflect upon the end of Michael Gove as education secretary and the beginning of Nicky Morgan’s era. Mr Sackwild said: “Regrettably the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) has…

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OFSTED have returned to St James’ primary in Harlow and have made encouraging observations as the school attempts to climb out of special measures. The school has an executive head in Mary Evans, who is also head of Henry Moore in Church Langley. Ofsted said:…

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A HARLOW primary school is celebrating its best ever SATs results – boosting its score by 30% since forming a partnership with an outstanding secondary. Staff, pupils and parents at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, are thrilled with the huge leap in its achievements…

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BUSH FAIR councillor, Ian Beckett has set the record straight on expansion plans for Holy Cross school in Traceyes Road. Cllr Beckett said: “On 25th May 2014 I issued a press release expressing my concerns about Holy Cross RC Primary School’s expansion plans. “In that…

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OFFICERS from Essex County Council recently took part in a Ministerial roundtable on implementing the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms at the Department for Education after being identified as one of the “leading lights” in implementing the reforms. Chris Kiernan, Director for Education…

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LET US deal with the basics first: Burnt Mill is now part of an academy trust. That trust includes five schools: Burnt Mill Academy, Little Parndon Primary, Freshwaters Primary, Roydon Primary and Cooks Spinney Primary. The overall head is the head of Burnt Mill, Helena…

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FRIDAY 13th is a terrifying day for most people. But for twelve St Mark’s and St Ursula pupils from Geilenkirchen in Germany, it was the start of a wonderful experience as it was the day that their German partners arrived for a two week exchange.…

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THAT’S the view at Little Parndon Primary School,in Park Mead, Harlow, as they waved off their tiny Year 2 pupils for an overnight adventure. The group of 20 children spent two days at Cuffley Camp, in Hertfordshire, camping under the stars in tents among the…