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Education: Secondary

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THE theme for the first Party in the Park at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, is all things sun, sea and sand. The outdoor event – which replaces the traditional school fete – is being held to bring the community together for an afternoon…

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Among the points made are: 1. Leaders and managers, in partnership with the local authority, have responded well to areas identified as needing improvement in the previous inspection. As a consequence, a strong focus on improving teaching has led to better achievement. 2. Pupils enjoy…

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By Michael Casey I don’t usually break out into the first person but I have decided to make an exception for this piece. My grand-daughter is in the reception class at Cooks Spinney Primary in Harlow. My daughter Grace asked if I would go along…

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HARLOW campaigner Suzy Stride is hoping the world cup will help local children level the playing field when it comes to girls playing sport in Harlow. Suzy joined students on the football field at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow on Monday to take part in…

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A PE teacher has won a silver medal playing netball for England at the World Championships in South Africa. Kristina O’Hara, head of PE at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, is partway through the championships, where she is part of the INA England…

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IF ONLY every street and every road had a resident such as Gary Edwards. Gary became concerned at the state of litter in areas near Tilbury Mead. He could, like many people just sit back and complain about Harlow Council or you could gather some…

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COOKS SPINNEY students ran and ran and ran as they took part in a mini-marathon recently. It was the perfect scene as hundreds of the students ran around specifically designed courses in the school grounds. What was also great to see was the vast number…

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OFSTED have published an encouraging report into progress at a Little Parndon pre-school after it went into special measures recently. The report states: During the monitoring visit, the inspector talked with the nominated person about the steps taken to address the actions raised in the…

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A PRE-SCHOOL based in the Harlow Leisurezone has once again being slammed by Ofsted. The pre-school was placed in special measures in November. At that time, the pre-school came out fighting and told YH that they were determined to prove the government watchdogs wrong. Things…

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WORLD Dance Day was marked with a packed schedule of events, from flash mobs to West End theatre workshops and ballet lessons. The event was celebrated around the school, in First Avenue, Harlow, and saw a number of professional visitors work with students. Zest Dance…

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THE pupils at Roydon Primary School, in Epping Road, Roydon, were tasked with writing about the mysterious goings on. The children’s day took an unexpected turn when the school assembly was interrupted by scientists investigating the reports from eye witnesses – played by drama students…

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CHILDREN overcame their fears as they handled snakes, spiders and hissing cockroaches in their classroom. Lessons on mini beasts came to life when Jungle Jo visited reception classes at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, with her alternative pets. Despite initial fears, every…

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Stewards Academy has been awarded The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Schools Leadership Mark. THE aim of the PTI Schools Leadership Programme is to encourage schools to consider whole-school approaches to leadership, staffing and the curriculum that help to develop the quality, rigour and challenge experienced…

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A HARLOW pre-school based in the grounds of Little Parndon primary school has been put into special measures by Ofsted. Kidz OK Limited is a pre-school for two, three and four year olds. The report states: 1. Staff record insufficient detail of children’s accidents. This…

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TWO children’s centres in Harlow have been given a clean bill of health following Ofsted inspections. The Meadows Children’s Centre and Burnt Mill Children’s Centre, managed by children’s charity Spurgeons on behalf of Essex County Council, were inspected at the end of March and both…

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PERHAPS the most famous deputy headteacher in the UK after his appearance on Educating Essex , Stephen Drew is soon to appear on our screens once again bringing unruly schoolboys into line. In his new self-titled show Mr Drew’s School for Boys the Brentwood county…