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Education: Secondary

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STUDENTS and staff at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School celebrated another remarkable year, with students once again achieving great results and many going on to universities, often the first in their family to do so. Initial results indicate another superb pass rate was achieved…

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FRESH from their recent educational trip to Ghana, where A Level students climbed the highest mountain and the tallest waterfall, the students have now scaled new heights in their A Level exams, securing Harlow College’s position at the summit for Student Progress. To top it…

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NET academies are delighted to close the academic year with great news from Abbotsweld, Latton Green and Longwood Primary Academies. On 14th June 2016 these three NET Academies in Harlow had a visit from an advisor from the Department for Education. The purpose of the visit was to…

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ST MARK’S is coming to the end of celebrations that mark fifty years of the Tripton Road school. We sat down with headteacher, Elaine Heaphy to reflect on the celebrations, the school’s pat and the opportunities for the future.

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Report by Stewards reporter This was the second educational and cultural exchange between our schools. Pupils and teaching staff from Puistola School visited Stewards Academy in September 2015. Pupils from Stewards Academy stayed with the families of the Finnish children who they had hosted during…

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By St Marks reporter FRIDAY the 1st July was a very exciting evening, and not just because it was Canada Day! No, Friday was an exciting evening where 8 members of staff travelled to Central London to watch two talented students –Jessica Valentine-Howard and Tinashe…

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BTEC Engineering students from the GSK-sponsored Sir Charles Kao UTC visited GSK Ware on Friday 8th July. The Year 12 students took part in a variety of activities which will enrich their studies. Led by a number of GSK staff, they learned about the engineering…

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NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2017 Essex Teaching Awards. The annual awards, which are run by Essex County Council, are in their fourth year and provide much-deserved recognition for the county’s teachers and support staff. This year’s categories are: · New Teacher of the…

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It was a fitting end to the 50th year of St Mark’s with three of the school’s 4 Headteachers present: Brian Quinn (1982-1994), David Brunwin (1994-2011) and Elaine Heaphy (2011 –current). Representing Anthony O’Shea, St Mark’s founding Headteacher, was his daughter Claire, who was in…

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ESSEX County Council has launched a brand new guide to help teachers find educational, fun and stimulating cultural workshops and sessions that are delivered by the rich mix of arts and heritage organisations across Essex. Explore Culture: Schools guide is designed to be a ‘one-stop…

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STUDENTS at Sir Charles Kao UTC planned for their future on Friday 1st July 2016, as they celebrated futures day. During the event, students took part in a number of short workshops with a variety of organisations, each focussing on increasing the employability skills of…

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THREE aspiring musicians from Essex were among the winners of a national competition after taking part in new grime music workshops. More than 8,000 secondary school pupils from across the county have been encouraged to explore their creativity through the VIP Studio Sessions programme, which…

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IT was fun all the way at Kiddi Caru’s day nursery in Harlow on Saturday 25th June, when it held a beach themed fun day and raised £500 for Home-Start UK – the charity dedicated to supporting families with young children. Local families were invited…

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REPRESENTATIVES from St Mark’s Years 7-12 attended a special Mass for the Year of Mercy with our partner primary schools at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Tuesday 21 June, which was concelebrated, and supported, by seven priests of the Deanery and two deacons. It…

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BOSWELLS school in Chelmsford have claimed first place in the regional final of Raytheon’s Quadcopter Challenge. Three Essex schools took part in the heat: Burnt Mill Academy and Stewards Academy from Harlow and Boswells from Chelmsford. Boswells School, will now compete in the national finals…

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THREE Essex teachers have been recognised at Academy Transformation Trust’s first ever national Teaching Awards 2016. Teachers from Kingsmoor Academy, Mark Hall Academy and Ravens Academy, which form part of Academy Transformation Trust (ATT), were recognised at The Trust’s much-anticipated Teaching Awards 2016, held last…